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Twilight - William Gay
Twilight
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From the acclaimed author of Provinces of Night, a Southern gothic novel about an undertaker who wonÂ’t let the dead rest. Suspecting that something is amiss with their fatherÂ’s burial, teenager Kenneth Tyler and his sister Corrie venture to his gravesite and make a horrific discovery: their... show more
From the acclaimed author of Provinces of Night, a Southern gothic novel about an undertaker who won’t let the dead rest. 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. 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. With his poetic, haunting prose, William Gay rewrites the rules of the gothic fairytale while exploring the classic Southern themes of good and evil.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596920583 (1596920580)
Publisher: MacAdam Cage
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Twilight: A Novel
The Cormac McCarthy of Tennessee. Dark, lyric, mesmerizing. Classic Southern Gothic. Grim, haunting, oddly hopeful.
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Twilight: A Novel
The Cormac McCarthy of Tennessee. Dark, lyric, mesmerizing. Classic Southern Gothic. Grim, haunting, oddly hopeful.
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11811 rated it
2.0 Twilight
Decent plot, tiresome prose.
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