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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

A Novel

Brady Udall


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/9/2012)
Paperback (5/21/2002)
Paperback (7/1/2002)


With the inventive acuity of John Irving, this riveting picaresque novel chronicles the hopes and heartbreaks of Edgar Presley Mint.

Half Apache and mostly orphaned, Edgar's trials begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven, when the mailman's jeep accidentally runs over his head. Shunted from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, comedy, pain, and trouble accompany Edgar through a string of larger-than-life experiences. Through it all, readers will root for this irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart, and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.

Praise For The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel

Brady Udall has got what it takes.
— Clyde Edgerton, author of Walking Across Egypt

A story that tears at you and calls you back.
— Junot Díaz, author of Drown

A new generation of writers is emerging from the West, and Brady Udall is one of the very best of them.
— William Kittredge, author of The Nature of Generosity

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393020366, 432pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 2001

About the Author

Brady Udall is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lonely Polygamist, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, and Letting Loose the Hounds. He teaches at Boise State University and lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and children.