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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Gay Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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The year is 1952, and E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after 20years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife's lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the respect his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can posion 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 this family curse. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/26/2011

    " Dark, with humor. Great characters, solid plot line. Well worth my time (short read so not too much time needed). Language is spare and effective - always appreciate that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 4/8/2011

    " I read this book slowly to savor all its moods, hijinks, and weather. Very beautiful language and storytelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 2/14/2011

    " This is the best book i have read in a very long time. wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 8/17/2010

    " Almost entirely consistently excellent descriptions, wonderful lack of quotation marks for dialog, great spoken dialog, compelling vision of a particular time and place, well drawn characters—and quite a cast it is! HIghly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 6/28/2010

    " Beautiful, poetic descriptions of place, characters you don't like but want to read more about, and a few side-splittingly funny scenes. I'm seeking out more William Gay! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/1/2009

    " Faulkneresque yet extremely funny yet sad in parts. I don't know where it is going but I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bednarzterry | 7/17/2009

    " It took some practice to get the author's cadence and I do wish he'd learn to use quotation marks!!! Having said that, I'm so glad I stuck with this book because the characters were vividly painted and alot of action took place in this poetic Southern tale. I'm a fan now!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 6/17/2009

    " Horrible people doing horrible things in between the most beautiful descriptions of weather. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 5/11/2009

    " William Gay has a flair for writing in a Hemingway style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/2/2009

    " Loved this book. Gay's humor relieves some of the darkness of the Gothic night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marginalia2 | 10/29/2008

    " Reading William Gay is like sitting down and listening to someone tell you a story that wends its way into a territory that is haunting. His writing, so full of images and power, is full of the cadences of the south. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 4/22/2008

    " One of the best books that I have read in years, possibly ever. I wish more people would read this book, because it is that good. Just a true Southern gem. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.