Philip Marchand | May 18, 2016
David Adams Richards offers Principles to Live By, namely, have some ‘common decency’
The man who lives without principles is a pitiable beast. The question is: what principles should we live by? Novelist David Adams Richards offers a simple solution, the quality known as “common decency.”
It may be simple but, like its sister notion, “common sense,” it may also be comparatively rare. Indeed part of the narrative thrust of Richards’s new novel, Principles To Live By, is its demonstration that living by the dictates of common decency – ordinary, garden variety, common decency – can result in high spiritual adventure.
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Philip Marchand’s National Post Review of Principles To Live By