Told in first person narrative by a social outsider, The Legend’s Son is no doubt the most riveting look at the attitudes and opinions of the Deep South since Gone With The Wind.
To Pat Murphy, a Northerner, the Deep South was always as foreign and distant a place as some Third World nation on another continent. All he knew about the region was what he had read in history books, studying events like the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. And that’s all he wanted to know.
But when he unexpectedly finds himself in the Heart of Dixie, he suddenly has to learn all about its
customs and traditions. He quickly realizes that in Alabama the cliché “Football is a way of life” isn’t a cliché at all. He is astounded to the point of being fascinated at just how incredibly stout the Alabama spirit and pride is.
He’s absolutely bewildered right from the start.
“Like the Martin Sheen character in Apocalypse Now, I was going deeper and deeper into a world I had no idea even existed,” he writes.
He proceeds to go on a rip-roaring adventure, encountering everything from colossal corruption right up to the state capital building and a staggering array of colorful characters Charles Dickens couldn’t make up.
Most notably…The Legend’s Son.