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A uestion of Mercy characters à 107 ï [Epub] ❥ A uestion of Mercy By Elizabeth Cox – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk 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 steps Adam Finney a young man wAdam 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 uestioning by their family and the policeJess's odyssey of escape across four states leads into dark territories of life and death moral choices where compassion and grace offer faint illumination but few answers A uestion of Mercy set in a vivid landscape of the mid twentieth century South is the fifth novel from Robert Penn Warren A uestion Kindle Award–winning writer Elizabeth Cox As she challenges notions of individual freedom and responsibility against a backdrop of uestionable practices governing treatment of the mentall. My first book of Elizabeth Cox It was a lovely read the book made me cry It's a story of a mentally challenged kid loved by his family but always misunderstood by many

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Isplaced outsiders banded together under one roof and there she finds the strength to heed the call homeward to face the uestions she cannot answer about her stepbrother's deathThrough her vibrant depictions of characters in crisis and of the lush natural landscapes of her southern settings Cox brings to the fore the moral ethical and seemingly unnatural decisions people face when caring for society's weakest members Grappling with the powerful bonds of love and family A uestion of Mercy recognizes the countless ways people come to help one another and the poor choices they can make because of lovechoices that challenge the boundaries of human decency and social justice but also choices that can defy what is legal in the course of seeking what is right. A well written story on many levels about the grittiness and complexity of mental disabilities in the mid 1900s particularly in the South It's easy to sit back now and pass judgment forgetting that much was unknown and yet to be understood by even medical professionals during that time Shock treatments and lobotomies seemed almost as common to use as coping measures for particular mental disabilities as C sections are now for convenience In this two hundred page story Cox crafts every sentence to deeply develop her characters causing the reader to develop a relationship with each one uite well writtenThis book ended up on my shelves because of Pat Conroy's desire to mentor and edit new Southern fiction authors and the avenue of Story River Books to publish those original stories

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A uestion of MercyY disabled she also stretches the breadth and limitations of the human heart to love and to forgiveJess Booker on the run and alone leaves the comfort of her home near Asheville recklessly trekking through woods and hitchhiking her way to a boarding house in tiny Lula Alabama a perceived safe haven she once visited with her late mother Pursued by a mysterious car with a faded I Like Ike sticker Jess is also haunted by memories of her mother's early death her father's distressing marriage to Adam's mother the loving bond she was able to form with Adam despite her initial resistance and her boyfriend Sam's troubling letters from the thick of combat in the Korean War In Lula Jess finds if only briefly a respite among a curious surrogate family of fellow d. This was an amazing read So well writtenWhen you start you are immediately drawn into the story You are placed in the heart of Adam's family and his situation You see Adam is a young man who is mentally disabled He lives with his mom step dad and step sister Jess Adam is no longer a small boy and people around are afraid of what he may do For this reason society is stating that he is to be placed in an institute in a few days where he faces sterilization and a lobotomy This was the law of society at the time You cannot help but feel for all of the family members and what they are feeling Jess has become very close to Adam and has helped him in many ways They are very close She loves him dearly She does not want him to be sent to the institute nor does she believe that he should be sent to such a place She believes it is a terrible place for anyone She does not believe that it is right thing to do His mother believes the institute is the best place for him and better than jail which is were he could end up And of course Adam does not want to goWhat is right Sending him to the institute Just because it is the law does it make it right What other option is there What would you do Cox has created a story about courage humanity love and compassionYou will not forget this book It tugs at your heart strings A must read