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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel (edição 2002)

por Brady Udall

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Half Apache and mostly orphaned, Edgar Presley Mint's trials begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven, when the mailman's jeep accidentally runs over his head. As he is shunted from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, comedy, pain, and trouble accompany Edgar through a string of larger-than-life experiences. Through it all, readers will root for this irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.… (mais)
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Título:The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel
Autores:Brady Udall
Informação:Vintage (2002), Edition: 1st Vintage Contemp Ed, May 2002, 1st Pr, Paperback, 432 pages
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Did not like this book at all. The last chapter was well written, maybe cause I finally got thru it! ( )
  LoriKBoyd | Mar 24, 2020 |
One of those quirky-main-character tales, but this one was a bit too dark and depressing for me. ( )
  suedutton | Sep 24, 2019 |
"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." Did you laugh? If so, this book is for you (also, you are a friend of mine). I have loved this book since it came out in 2001, back when no one much wanted to read about bad things happening to children. Worth it for the love of a Hermes typewriter. ( )
  Eoin | Jun 3, 2019 |
It was pretty good, the story of a Native American boy who had been run over by a mail truck, and his experiences in boarding school, foster care, etc. Udall creates a unique voice for Edgar, which I liked. However, I felt the book could have been improved by editing. Edgar tends to give exhaustive details, which makes sense given his character, but it was a bit much for me at times. ( )
  banjo123 | Sep 2, 2018 |
Not my usual choice of book. I am glad I picked it though.
Young Edgar Mint a half apache 7 year old boy nearly dies when he is run over by a postman on the Reservation where he lives with his Mum.
Edgar then goes to hospital, gets better then school, he then is adopted by a Mormon family.
This is the story of Edgars life from boy to Man, he meets lots of characters good and bad along the way.
He isn't very sharp but he isn't dumb her loves to type on an old type writer.
His mission in life is to seek out the Postman and tell him that he never died and is doing well.
He tracks down the Postman's widow and lives with her for a while.

Original well written nice story. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Feb 8, 2018 |
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Contemporary fiction is full of cynical, world-weary protagonists. One of the strengths of this big, uneven novel -- it reads at times like a John Irving novel touched up by Roy Blount Jr. -- is the lovely and complex character of Edgar, an innocent whose struggle to survive is at odds with his fundamentally gentle nature.
adicionada por SimoneA | editarNew York Times, Jennifer Reese (Jul 1, 2007)
 
This novel is a wonderful, wise debut, with a strong story told in language that teens will find easy to embrace.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarSchool Library Journal, Emily Lloyd (Nov 1, 2001)
 
Udall is too smart to lapse into sentimentality; he writes with such warmth and humor that Edgar's travails are endearing rather than horrifying.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarEntertainment Weekly, Karen Valby (Aug 3, 2001)
 
One of the strengths of this big, uneven novel -- it reads, at times like a John Irving novel touched up by Roy Blount Jr. -- is the lovely and complex character of Edgar, an innocent whose struggle to survive is at odds with his fundamentally gentle nature.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarThe New York Times Book Review, Jennifer Reese (Jul 1, 2001)
 
Udall persuades us to care for Edgar, to root for him to survive, and he is so successful that by the end of the story the only unbelievable thing is that Edgar Mint is nothing but a figment of Brady Udall's imagination.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarNewsweek, Malcolm Jones (Jun 25, 2001)
 
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Als ik je maar één ding over mijn leven zou mogen vertellen, dan zo dat het volgende zijn: toen ik zeven jaar oud was is de postbode over mijn hoofd gereden.
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.
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Half Apache and mostly orphaned, Edgar Presley Mint's trials begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven, when the mailman's jeep accidentally runs over his head. As he is shunted from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, comedy, pain, and trouble accompany Edgar through a string of larger-than-life experiences. Through it all, readers will root for this irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.

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