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Littlejohn Howard Owen

Littlejohn

Howard Owen

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ISBN : 9781879371798
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Littlejohn McCain, an 82-year-old North Carolina farmer, goes out into the blue Sandhills on the hottest day of the year to sit in the afternoon sun on the edge of Maxwells Millpond, wait for the monkey (heat stroke), and pray for an act of God.MoreLittlejohn McCain, an 82-year-old North Carolina farmer, goes out into the blue Sandhills on the hottest day of the year to sit in the afternoon sun on the edge of Maxwells Millpond, wait for the monkey (heat stroke), and pray for an act of God. Why?Littlejohn lives in East Geddie, which is oddly, southwest of Geddie itself. Like the town in which he has spent his life, Littlejohn is not as he appears. He is a man whose father lost a leg in the Civil War, and whose daughter and grandson are fighting more personal battles in the very different world of the late 20th century.Now, in the summer of 1989, with the loose ends all tied up, he reflects on a life that has been filled with terrible secrets and unexpected redemption, a life of Old Testament proportions.Beneath a facade as calm and ordinary as a Presbyterian hymn, Littlejohn McCain is an uncommon man who has led a most uncommon life.