. . Nominated for the national book award, barry Hannah’s brilliant debut offers “a fresh angle on the great American subject of growing up” John Updike. Reared in gloomy dream of pines, whose pines have long since yielded to paper mills, Louisiana, Harry Monroe is ready to take on the world. Hannah writes about adolescence with a rare pizzazz and insight.
Geronimo Rex #ad - Rolling Stone. Roiling with love and torment, hilarity and tenderness, lunacy and desire, Geronimo Rex is the bildungsroman of an unlikely hero.
AirshipsGrove Press #ad - Winner of the pen/malamud award, airships is a “strong, original, tragic and funny” story collection of “the creative Southern tradition” Alfred Kazin. Hannah takes fiction by surprise—scenes, shocks, sounds and amazements: an explosive but meticulous originality. Cynthia Ozick. Hailed by none other than larry mcmurtry as “the best young writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor, ” Barry Hannah’s immense storytelling gifts are on striking display in this essential work.
The award-winning contemporary classic features twenty wildly original, often hilarious stories that celebrate the universal peculiarities of the new American South—a land of high school band contests where good old boys from Vicksburg are reunited in Vietnam, exuberant, and petty nostalgia and the incessant pain of disappointed love prevail in spite of our worst efforts.
Airships #ad - One of the most revered short story collections of the past fifty years, Airships remains a vital text in the history of the American short story.
RayGrove Press #ad - This novel hangs in the memory like a fishhook. A novel of brilliant particulars and dizzying juxtapositions” from the acclaimed southern author of Geronimo Rex Newsweek. Ray struggles with those bound to him by need, sickness, lunacy, by blood and by love. Barry hannah is a talent to reckon with, and I can only hope that Ray finds an audience it deserves.
Ray #ad - Harry crews, the Washington Post Book World. Dr. In flight from the death he dealt flying over Vietnam, Dr. Nominated for the american book Award, hilarious, Ray is the bizarre, and consistently adventurous story of a life on the edge. A shorthand epic of extraordinary power . . . Ray—a womanizer, vigilante, poet, small-town drunk, adoring husband—is a man trying to make sense of life in the twentieth century.
It will haunt you long after you have finally put it down.
High LonesomeGrove Press #ad - In “uncle high lonesome, ” a young man recalls an uncle’s drinking binges and the rage unleashed, hinting at dark waters of distress. The thirteen masterful tales in this collection by the award-winning author of Airships and Bats Out of Hell explore lost moments in time with intensity, emotion, and an eye to the past.
A darkly comic, fiercely tragic, and strikingly original odyssey into contemporary American life by “the Jimi Hendrix of American short fiction” Interview. Louis. And in “snerd and niggero, ” a deep friendship between two men is inspired by the loss of a woman they both loved. Barry hannah’s writing is raw and exhilarating, aggressive, and streaked with rage, tortured, funny, radiant, vicious, pain and bright poetic truth.
High Lonesome #ad - The philadelphia Inquirer on Airships. Viewed through memory and time’s distance, Barry Hannah’s characters are brightly illuminated figures from a lost time, whose occasionally bleak lives are still uncommonly true. Fishing is transformed into a life-altering, almost mystical event in “A Creature in the Bay of St.
Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected StoriesGrove Press #ad - The astonishingly varied stories in this collection span nearly five decades of unremitting brilliance. A definitive, best-of tribute to a master of the modern American short story, career-spanning, featuring work from his final unpublished collection. A fitting summation of one of america’s greatest short story masters, Long, this towering tribute features stories from Airships, Captain Maximus, High Lonesome, Bats Out of Hell, and Barry Hannah’s final unfinished collection, Last, Happy.
Long, last, happy confirms Barry Hannah as one of our most brilliant voices. Praised for writing “the most consistently interesting sentences of any writer in america” sven birkerts, God, lust, pestilence, fishing, race, nature, animals, Hannah’s ferocious, surrealism, gay Confederates, good old boys, gritty realism, bad old boys, fighting, guns, cars, the future, glittering prose and sui generis worldview introduced readers to a literary New South—a fictional landscape that encompasses “women, and the past .
Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories #ad - . . Tossed together in glorious juxtapositions” Vanity Fair. Hannah is the jimi hendrix of american short fiction; an electrifying Mark Twain—a wailing genius of literary twang, feedback, reverb, and general sonic unholiness that results in grace notes so piercing you heart melts like an overloaded amp.
JoeAlgonquin Books #ad - Together they follow a twisting map to redemption--or ruin. Brilliant. Larry brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit. The washington post book worldNow a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green. Gary jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen.
Joe #ad - Born luckless, homeless wandering family, he is the son of a hopeless, and he’s desperate for a way out. When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing. Joe ransom is a hard-drinking ex-con pushing fifty who just won’t slow down--not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women.
The Professor's HouseReading Essentials #ad - The Professor's House #ad - Can he resolve to go on with his life and make the best of things, or is something more sinister in the stars? Also the marriages of his two daughters have removed them from the home, precipitating a mid-life crisis that leaves the Professor feeling as though he has lost the will to live because he feels he has nothing to look forward to anymore.
He keeps his dusty study in the old house in an attempt to hang on to his old life. When professor godfrey and wife move to a new house, he becomes uncomfortable with the road his life is taking.
Yonder Stands Your OrphanGrove Press #ad - Mortimer has a hold on each one of them -- a long-standing debt, a forgotten crime, or responsibilities they cannot yet desert. Barry hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans.
. Yonder stands your orphan paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes Barry Hannah once again as one of the most important writers in America. His first novel in ten years, yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk.
Yonder Stands Your Orphan #ad - Man mortimer, a pimp and casino pretty boy who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty, has just been betrayed, and his revenge becomes a madness that will ravage the Mississippi community of Eagle Lake and give vent to his lifelong fascination with knives. The pompous young sheriff is useless at solving the crimes, so Mortimer's only challengers are three eccentric Christians -- a disgraced doctor and two ex-bikers, all prey to their addictions -- and an African-American Vietnam veteran whose wife is ill with cancer.
Nick Adams StoriesScribner #ad - The collection follows nick's life as a child to parent, veteran, along with soldier, and writer and feature some of Hemingway's earliest work such as "Indian Camp" and some of his best known short stories, including "Big Two-Hearted River. Perfect for longtime Hemingway fans and as an introduction to one of America's most famous writers.
Nick Adams Stories #ad - . From one of the 20th century's greatest voices comes the complete volume of his short stories featuring Nick Adams, as he grows from child to adolescent to soldier, writer, Ernest Hemingway's memorable character, veteran, and parent—a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life. The complete collection of ernest hemingway's Nick Adams two dozen stories are gathered here in one volume, grouped together according to the major time periods in the protagonist's life.
Based on hemingway's own experieces as a boy and as a member of the Red Cross ambulance corps in World War I.
Swamplandia! Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - But when illness fells ava’s mother, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, Kiwi, the park’s indomitable headliner, and her brilliant big brother, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. Russell is one in a million.
Swamplandia! Vintage Contemporaries #ad - . A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book. The new york timesthirteen-year-old ava bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. New york times bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist"Ms. As ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.
Facing the Music Front Porch PaperbacksAlgonquin Books #ad - This is the work of a writer unafraid to gaze directly at characters challenged by crisis and pathology. Petersburg times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories “is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that other familiar couple, drinking and violence.
Facing the Music Front Porch Paperbacks #ad - Facing the music, larry brown’s first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. But for readers who are willing to look, unblinkingly, along with the writer, there are unusual rewards. Most often ugly, love is nevertheless graceful, however desperate the situation. There’s some glare from the brutally bright light Larry Brown shines on his subjects.
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