Prodigals MOBI Ê Hardcover


10 thoughts on “Prodigals

  1. Shelby Shelby says:

    5 Stars because I loved it


  2. Jenny Jenny says:

    Powell has a very lyrical, poetic style that I enjoyed The plot was a bit too scattered for me, but Powell s mastery of language kept me reading.


  3. S.W. Gordon S.W. Gordon says:

    I was intrigued by Powell s well crafted lyrical style and his poetic voice The first paragraph took my breath away I would become one of the Prodigals, if I could learn to write with such beauty and eloquence Powell proves the dictum that good dialogue requires no tag lines or adverbs He carefully weaves the different characters and their backstories without stopping the action The use of present tense gives a sense of immediacy Unlike the protagonist, Powell s words will not fade with ti I was intrigued by Powell s well crafted lyrical style and his poetic voice The first paragraph took my breath away I would become one of the Prodigals, if I could learn to write with such beauty and eloquence Powell proves the dictum that good dialogue requires no tag lines or adverbs He carefully weaves the different characters and their backstories without stopping the action The use of present tense gives a sense of immediacy Unlike the protagonist, Powell s words will not fade with time until they re gone


  4. Megan Megan says:

    A young author with great vision I loved Prodigals, with its honest treatment of southern life and startlingly clear descriptions Almost felt like a confessional Truly worth the read


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Prodigals ❮KINDLE❯ ✽ Prodigals Author Mark Powell – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the late summer of , fifteen year old Ernest Cobb flees into the dense forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains Behind him, in his South Carolina hometown, the girl he thought he had impregnated is bein In the late summer of , fifteen year old Ernest Cobb flees into the dense forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains Behind him, in his South Carolina hometown, the girl he thought he had impregnated is being buried Her shooting death was not Ernest s doing, but Ernest fears that he will be implicated in it anyway With little sense of where he is going or how he might survive, the boy makes his way northwardErnest s journey brings him into the company of outsiders and drifters an often violent subculture at the tattered fringes of wartime America An aging mountain hermit, who was once a glassblower, rescues Ernest from the wilderness and nurtures him for a while Eventually, Ernest finds himself in Asheville, North Carolina, where he goes to work as a dishwasher and rents a dingy room that he soon shares with a new girlfriend When that relationship falters, Ernest accompanies an amiable but reckless friend, a boy called June Bug, to work at a logging camp There they meet Jimmy Morgan, a wounded war veteran with his own dark secret The convergence of these lost souls and their chance discovery of an injured child lead to further tragedy By the end, the once naive Ernest has begun to comprehend the gaping loneliness that defines much of human existence, but he has also come to sense the possibility of transcendence in the fleeting connections born of loveWith Prodigals, Mark Powell makes an impressive fiction debut The author s keen ear for dialogue, his understanding of character and motive, and his lean, taut language will make this novel linger long in the minds of readers.

    Prodigals MOBI Ê Hardcover author s keen ear for dialogue, his understanding of character and motive, and his lean, taut language will make this novel linger long in the minds of readers."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Prodigals
  • Mark Powell
  • English
  • 13 February 2019
  • 1572331895

About the Author: Mark Powell

Mark Powell is the author of five novels He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and in was a Fulbright Fellow to Slovakia In , he received the Chaffin Award for contributions to Appalachian literature He holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, the University of South Carolina, and The Citadel He lives in the mountains of North Carolina, where he teaches at Appalachian State University.