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Read online The Long Home.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Long Home In a literary voice that is both original and powerfully unsettling William Gay tells the story of Nathan Winer a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine until he learns of it first hand Gay s remarkable debut novel The Long Home is also the story of Amber Rose a beautiful young woman forced to live beneath that evil who recognizes even as a child that Nathan is her first and last chance at escape And it is the story of William Tell Oliver a solitary old man who watches the growing evil from the dark woods and adds to his own weathered guilt by failing to do anything about it Set in rural Tennessee in the s The Long Home will bring to mind once again the greatest Southern novelists and will haunt the reader with its sense of solitude longing and the deliverance that is always just out of reach by William Gay

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The Long Home
Title:The Long Home
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Category:Fiction, Southern gothic, Historical fiction, Southern, Literary fiction
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Wittgenstein's Lolita and The Iceman, The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay, I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories, The Alumni Grill, Twilight, Time Done Been Won't Be No More, Little Sister Death, The Lost Country, The Long Home, Provinces of Night
In a literary voice that is both original and powerfully unsettling William Gay tells the story of Nathan Winer a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine until he learns of it first hand Gay s remarkable debut novel The Long Home is also the story of Amber Rose a beautiful young woman forced to live beneath that evil who recognizes even as a child that Nathan is her first and last chance at escape And it is the story of William Tell Oliver a solitary old man who watches the growing evil from the dark woods and adds to his own weathered guilt by failing to do anything about it Set in rural Tennessee in the s The Long Home will bring to mind once again the greatest Southern novelists and will haunt the reader with its sense of solitude longing and the deliverance that is always just out of reach, William Gay established himself as the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit i Esquire i with his debut novel i The Long Home i and his highly acclaimed follow up i Provinces of Night i Like Faulkner s Mississippi and Cormac McCarthy s American West Gay s Tennessee is redolent of broken souls Mining that same fertile soil his debut collection i I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down i brings together thirteen stories charting the pathos of interior lives Among the colorful people readers meet are old man Meecham who escapes from his nursing home only to find his son has rented their homestead to white trash Quincy Nell Qualls who not only falls in love with the town lothario but pregnant faces an inescapable end when he abandons her Finis and Doneita Beasley whose forty year marriage is broken up by a dead dog and Bobby Pettijohn awakened in the night by a search party after a body is discovered in his back woods br William Gay expertly sets these conflicted characters against lush backcountry scenery and defies our moral logic as we grow to love them for the weight of their human errors, A Southern gothic novel about an undertaker who won t let the dead rest br br Suspecting that something is amiss with their father s burial teenager Kenneth Tyler and his sister Corrie venture to his gravesite and make a horrific discovery their father a whiskey bootlegger was not actually buried in the casket they bought for him Worse they learn that the undertaker Fenton Breece has been grotesquely manipulating the dead br br Armed with incriminating photographs Tyler becomes obsessed with bringing the perverse undertaker to justice But first he must outrun Granville Sutter a local strongman and convicted murderer hired by Fenton to destroy the evidence What follows is an adventure through the Harrikin an eerie backwoods filled with tangled roads rusted machinery and eccentric squatters old men witches and families among them who both shield and imperil Tyler as he runs for safety br br With his poetic haunting prose William Gay rewrites the rules of the gothic fairy tale while exploring the classic Southern themes of good and evil, Time Done Been Won t Be No More Collected Prose by William Gay is a collection of short stories essays memoirs and an interview William Gay is well known for his fiction but he is also widely published with his essays mostly dealing with music and his memoirs This is the first collection that includes his nonfiction prose The elegant use of language that his readers have come to expect is as evident in his collected prose as it is in his novels