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Title:Provinces of Night
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:faber and faber
ISBN:057121214X
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Number of Pages:292
Category:Fiction, Southern gothic, Historical fiction, Southern, Literary fiction

Provinces of Night by William Gay

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Provinces of Night The year is and E F Bloodworth has returned to his home a forgotten corner of Tennessee after twenty years of roaming The wife he walked out on has withered and faded His three sons are grown and angry Warren is a womanising alcoholic Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife s lover and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mother s porch Only Fleming the old man s grandson treats him with respect and sees past all the hatred realising the way it can poison a man s soul It is ultimately the love of Raven Lee a sloe eyed beauty from another town that gives Fleming the courage to reject his family s curse .

In a tale redolent with the crumbling loyalties and age old strife of the post war American South made familiar to us by Cormac McCarthy Gay s characters inhabit a world driven by blood ties that strangle as they bind A coming of age novel a love story and a portrait of a family torn apart b Provinces of Night b introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction and a superb cast of characters

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