The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall

If they gave prizes for the best first line of a first novel, Brady Udall would have no competition:  “If I could tell you only one thing about my life it would be this: when I was seven years old the mailman ran over my head.”

Pronounced dead by paramedics, Edgar is taken to the local hospital where he is revived by a doctor who, henceforth, assumes a rather unusual custody of Edgar’s life. Throughout the course of the novel, Edgar meets a host of characters who have the best and sometimes worst intentions for his well being. Through rehabilitation, torture and attempted suicide Edgar, through the grace of God (though he doesn’t know it), perseveres.

Udall has created a cast of characters that are quirky, flawed, and brilliantly imagined. The story is engaging and triumphant. The writing is superb. An excellent read that truly inspires. Highly Recommended!

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