Avon Books (Mm), September 1997. Mass Market PaperBack. Used - Very Good. Item #171095
A remarkable novel of simple poetry and poignant beauty that tells an unforgettable story of a love betrayed and a good life undone. At the age of seventy-four, Ellis Butt remembers a simple life that unfolded against the complex, ever-changing background of the American South, from the Depression through the difficult birth of Civil Rights. In his time he loved deeply and sired a son -- only to inadvertently bring ruin upon his family and himself. This is Ellis Butts story, told in his own earnest yet unassuming words -- the penance of a man of uncommon personal dignity striving for the peace he fervently craves as he drifts toward the salvation he feels he does not merit.