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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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Time Done Been Won t Be No More Collected Prose by William Gay is a collection of short stories essays memoirs and an interview William Gay is well known for his fiction but he is also widely published with his essays mostly dealing with music and his memoirs This is the first collection that includes his nonfiction prose The elegant use of language that his readers have come to expect is as evident in his collected prose as it is in his novels, 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, As the popular Blue Moon Cafe series moves to its third volume The Alumni Girll showcases award winning veterans from the first two Blue Moon Cafe collections handpicked by editors William Gay and Suzanne Kingsbury, 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