The ex-suicide : a Mountain Brook novel / Katherine Clark.
- 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.
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- ISBN: 9781611177763
- ISBN: 1611177766
- Physical Description: 220 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, 
"The Ex-Suicide, Katherine Clark's fourth Mountain Brook novel, is a satirical comedy of manners about a prominent Alabama family living across the street from the Birmingham Country Club. The house happens to be where the writer Walker Percy lived as a child with his family until his father committed suicide in the attic with a shotgun. The only son of the current residents, Hamilton "Ham" Whitmire has several Ivy League degrees as well as a generous trust fund but is striving mainly to be an "ex-suicide," as defined by Percy's writings. As a result of Ham's intellectual aspirations and philosophical principles, and thanks to his trust fund, he has succeeded only in figuring out what he does not want to do with his life. Unfortunately this comprises just about all known occupations, but especially any involving the family business, which his imperious, society-matron mother insists he take over from his aging father"-- Provided by publisher.
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