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Title:The Long Home
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Publisher:MacMurray & Beck
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Category:Fiction, Southern gothic, Historical fiction, Southern, Literary fiction

The Long Home by William Gay

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

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Wittgenstein's Lolita and The Iceman, The Alumni Grill, The Lost Country, The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay, The Long Home, I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories, Provinces of Night, Little Sister Death, Twilight, Time Done Been Won't Be No More
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