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The Resource The lost country, William Gay

The lost country, William Gay

Label
The lost country
Title
The lost country
Statement of responsibility
William Gay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Discharged from the Navy, Billy Edgewater hitchhikes home to East Tennessee to see his ailing father, but is sidetracked on the way by con men, vigilantes and violence, in a posthumous novel from the author of The Long Home
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10680667
Cataloging source
PUL
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Gay, William
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A985
LC item number
L67 2017
Literary form
novels
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Brewer, Sonny
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True
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  • Hitchhiking
  • Violence
  • Home
  • Hitchhiking
  • Home
  • Violence
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
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Label
The lost country, William Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Foreword by Sonny Brewer
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019835802
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xvi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781945814525
Lccn
2017059574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835802
Label
The lost country, William Gay
Publication
Copyright
Note
Foreword by Sonny Brewer
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019835802
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xvi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781945814525
Lccn
2017059574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835802

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