Book :: Omensetter's Luck

Omensetter's Luck
By: William H. Gass
Pages: 315
Published: 1966
Genre(s): Literary Fiction
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Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1966, Omensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence of an extraordinary man. Set in a small Ohio town in the 1890s, it chronicles - through the voices of various participants and observers - the confrontation between Brackett Omensetter, a man of...

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Preacher's rant was hard to get through but powerful depiction of someone truly losing his mind

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