Lord Baltimore. Stephen Doster.

Lord Baltimore

Blair:
Winston-Salem: 2002
First edition, Hardcover, Fine in Fine dust jacket,
313 pp.
Cover artwork by: Shirley Hunter

A first novel. A first novel published by a rather small outfit in North Carolina. Said to be part HUCK FINN and part DON QUIXOTE. Looks terrific. Here’s the deal: Ensworth Harding is the son of a very wealthy man. He’s sort of a country-club slacker. On his eighteenth birthday his father points him down the road with instructions to deliver a letter to an address in Savannah. He’s to perform this chore or his father will disinherit him. Ensworth falls in with a seedy character known only as Lord Baltimore. Lord Baltimore is a Keds-wearing, unkempt, “gentleman” who seems to be both mystic and criminal. These two unlikely companions endure a creepy sheriff, a hurricane, a one-armed Scotsman, a professional boxer turned evangelist, a witch doctor, the ghost of dead slaves and other colorful characters on their way to deliver the letter. Ensworth has numerous revelations of many different varieties and walks the thin line between the real and the fantastic. #16256

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