Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 1
Published on: August 10, 2012
Hope in the Searching

Walker Percy distrusted the esoteric and the arcane, looking instead to the concrete and the quotidian as a bridge to faith and meaning. A man of both the American South and the Catholic Church, his novels and essays never evince a claim to know any mortal's destination—only the value of the journey.

Joseph R. Wood lives and writes in Arlington, Virginia.

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