What are you trying to tell me, Walker Percy?


What’s that? You want me to finish The Last Gentlemen now that your dear wife has passed? Sorry pal, there’s just no market for it.

(I suspect it was a telemarketer. But seeing as how I didn’t pick up, I’ll never know for sure.)


  1. That phone is like a relic of the old auto age. My guess is iit was Samway calling from the pay phone outside Waffle House.

  2. Don’t you think it’s a little strange that this happened on his birthday?


    • Matthew Lickona says

      What are you trying to tell me, Janet – that just because the ghost of a beloved author calls me on his birthday, I have to finish my book about him?

      • If you do, I’ll buy it.


        • Matthew Lickona says

          Well, heck, that’s mighty gracious of you. Thanks!

          • So you can’t say there is NO market. That is, by the way, the perfect title for a book about Percy.

            I would even review it on my blog which currently is read by about 150 people a day–well, except that 149 of them are spambots–but they have a really high opinion of the blog and I’m sure they would like your book if you would only visit their websites.


  3. Southern Expat says


  4. I have news for you of the most urgent nature. Meet me…

  5. I saw his ghost in NYC. More anon.


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