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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Gay Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2002 ISBN: 9781436127349
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Author William Gay is the winner of the 1999 William Peden Award and the 1999 James A. Michener Memorial Prize. In his debut collection, Gay brings to life thirteen stories about a diverse group of colorful characters living in the fertile Tennessee country land. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “William Gay is richly gifted: a seemingly effortless storyteller…a writer of prose that’s fiercecly wrought, pungent in detail yet poetic in the most welcome sense.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Gay captivates with bristling tales of old men, bootleggers, and wife-beaters in rural Tennessee…His prose is as natural and pure as it comes.”


  • “Gay’s characters come right up and bite you…[His] well-chosen words propel the reader straight through his thirteen stories.”

    Denver Post

  • “Writers like Flannery O’Connor or William Faulkner would welcome Gay as their peer for getting characters so entangled in the roots of a family tree.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “After two stunning novels that combined the esoteric language of Cormac McCarthy with the subtle humor of Larry Brown, Gay delivers a concise craft work in his first short-story collection…Much in the same way that Erskine Caldwell created slice-of-life Southern stories that were full of humor, conflict, and even forbidden sensuality many years ago, so now does William Gay.”


  • “Gay confirms his place in the Southern fiction pantheon…A fine showcase for Gay’s imaginative talent.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Gay] brings to these stories the same astounding talent that earned his novels, The Long Home and Provinces of Night, a devoted following…[A] consistently excellent collection.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “As charming as it is wise. Hellfire—in all the right ways.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author William Gay

William Gay is the author of the novel The Long Home. His short stories have appeared in Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and New Stories from the South 1999 and 2000. He was awarded the 1999 William Peden Award and the 2000 James A. Michener Memorial Prize.