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Marly Youmans

Short Biography: Marly Youmans is the author of five novels, numerous stories, and three books of poetry, including The Throne of Psyche (Mercer, 2011.) A native of the Carolinas, she now lives near the mouth of the Susquehanna with her husband and three children. Discover more about this author at http://www.thepalaceat2.blogspot.com/More About Marly Youmans


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By author: Marly Youmans
Product Code:
 H837
ISBN: 9780881462715
Other ISBN: 0881462713
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Binding Information: Hardback 
Availability: In stock.
Price: $24.00
After a death at the White Camellia Orphanage, young Pip Tatnall leaves Lexsy, Georgia to become a road kid, riding the rails east, west, and north. A bright, unusual boy who is disillusioned at a young age, Pip believes that he sees guilt shining in the faces of men wherever he goes. On his picaresque journey, he sweeps through society, revealing the highest and lowest in human nature and only slowly coming to self-understanding. He searches the points of the compass for what will help, groping for a place where he can feel content, certain that he has no place where he belongs and that he rides the rails through a great darkness. His difficult path to collect enough radiance to light his way home is the road of a boy struggling to come to terms with the cruel but sometimes lovely world of Depression-era America.
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