The Lost Country

eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: TCM2572
Released: Sep 01, 2018
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781528820240
Narrator(s): T. Ryder Smith
Publisher: W F Howes
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Billy Edgewater is a harbinger of doom. Estranged from his family, discharged from the Navy, and touched by a rising desperation, he sets out hitchhiking home to East Tennessee, where his father is slowly dying. On the road, separately, are Sudy and Bradshaw, brother and sister, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish. All, in one way or another, have their pasts and futures embroiled with D.L. Harkness, a predator in all the ways there are. Hounded at every turn by scams, vigilantes, grievous loss, and unspeakable violence, Edgewater navigates the long road home, searching for a place that may be nothing but memory.

Author(s): William Gay
Genre: Western
Awards:"The language and the imagery Gay uses is so vividly haunting that I want to savor it all. It is definitely a must-read for fans of Southern Literature and I know we will have a lot of excitement around here for it." CATHERINE BOCK, Parnassus Books "The novel exposes us to a deliciously dark southern underbelly, one that, when paired with its sparse, lean prose and quiet intensity, becomes incredibly mesmerizing." THE NEXT BEST BOOK CLUB
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2018

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Professional reviews

"Ten years after it was first announced, Dzanc is proud to deliver the lost novel from a master of the Southern Gothic--the work William Gay fans have anticipated for a decade. Hailed as "a seemingly effortless storyteller" by the New York Times Book Review and "a writer of striking talent" by the Chicago Tribune, William Gay, with this long-awaited novel, secures his place alongside Faulkner, O'Connor, and McCarthy as one of the greatest novelists in the Southern Gothic tradition."

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