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Read online I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories 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 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 by William Gay

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I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories
Title:I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories
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ISBN:0743242920
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Number of Pages:320
Category:Short stories, Fiction, Southern gothic, Southern, Horror, Literature, American, Literary fiction, Gothic, Short story collection
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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, 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 br br 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, This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant, David Binder is a young successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer s block He stares at the blank page and the blank page stares back until inspiration strikes in the form of a ghost story that captivated him as a child br br With his pregnant wife and young daughter in tow he sets out to explore the myth of Virginia Beale Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell But as his investigation takes him deeper and deeper into the legacy of blood and violence that casts its shadow over the old Beale farm Binder finds himself obsessed with a force that s as wicked as it is seductive br br A stirring literary rendition of Tennessee s famed Curse of the Bell Witch i Little Sister Death i skillfully toes the line between Southern Gothic and horror and further cements William Gay s legacy as not only one of the South s finest writers but among the best that American literature has to offer br