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The lost country / William Gay.

Gay, William, (author.). Brewer, Sonny, (writer of foreword.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Henderson County Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Henderson Main Branch GAY (Text) 33258008857729 Adult Fiction Available -
Mills River Branch GAY (Text) 33258008857737 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781945814525
  • ISBN: 1945814527
  • Physical Description: xvi, 362 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2018.

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General Note:
"Foreword by Sonny Brewer" - Front cover.
Summary, etc.:
Billy Edgewater is a harbinger of doom. Estranged from his family, discharged from the Navy, and touched by a rising desperation, he sets out hitchhiking home to East Tennessee, where his father is slowly dying. On the road, separately, are Sudy and Bradshaw, brother and sister, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish. All, in one way or another, have their pasts and futures embroiled with D.L. Harkness, a predator in all the ways there are. Hounded at every turn by scams, vigilantes, grievous loss, and unspeakable violence, Edgewater navigates the long road home, searching for a place that may be nothing but memory. Hailed as "a seemingly effortless storyteller" by the New York Times Book Review and "a writer of striking talent" by the Chicago Tribune, William Gay, with this long-awaited novel, secures his place alongside Faulkner, O'Connor, and McCarthy as one of the greatest novelists in the Southern Gothic tradition.
Subject: Hitchhiking > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Home > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Gothic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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