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A question of mercy : a novel

Author: Elizabeth Cox; Jill McCorkle
Publisher: Columbia, SC : University of South Carolina Press, [2016]
Series: Story River Books
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Adam Finney, a young man who is mentally disabled, faces sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged stepsister, Jess, is sought for questioning by their family and the police. Jess's odyssey of escape across four states leads into dark territories of life-and-death moral choices where compassion and grace offer faint  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
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Cox, Elizabeth, 1942-
Question of mercy.
Columbia, SC : University of South Carolina Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016028678
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cox; Jill McCorkle
ISBN: 9781611177237 1611177235
OCLC Number: 956502081
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Story River Books
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cox ; foreword by Jill McCorkle.

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Adam Finney, a young man who is mentally disabled, faces sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged  Read more...

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