Hyssop by Kevin McIlvoy

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Hyssop tells the story of a self-proclaimed thief spanning over 70 years. It is a novel of inquiry into the nature of religious faith and belief especially among th ose with materially impoverished lives. '
 

About Kevin McIlvoy

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Kevin McIlvoy is the author of four previous novels: " A Waltz," "Little Peg," "Hyssop," and "The Fifth Station," He lives with his wife and two sons in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
 
Published October 14, 1998 by Triquarterly. 175 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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McIlvoy (The Fifth Station, 1988; Little Peg, 1990) hits his stride with this life-affirming and unsentimental comedy of a widowed thief who finds his much-loved second bride when he's 86 and she a year younger.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Hyssop

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Red Greet, the 85-year-old mason and part-time thief of McIlvoy's deeply satisfying novel, tells you right at the outset, I've always liked a Bible kind of story that adds on and keeps on adding.

Sep 28 1998 | Read Full Review of Hyssop

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Red Greet, the 85-year-old mason and part-time thief of McIlvoy's deeply satisfying novel, tells you right at the outset, I've always liked a Bible kind of story that adds on and keeps on adding.

Sep 28 1998 | Read Full Review of Hyssop

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