Cover of: Provinces of night | William Gay

Provinces of night

1st ed.

Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

It's 1952, and E.F. Bloodworth is finally coming home to Ackerman's Field, Tennessee. Itinerant banjo picker and volatile vagrant, he's been gone ever since he gunned down a deputy thirty years before. Two of his sons won't be home to greet him: Warren lives a life of alcoholic philandering down in Alabama, and Boyd has gone to Detroit in vengeful pursuit of his wife and the peddler she ran off with. His third son, Brady, is still home, but he's an addled soothsayer given to voodoo and bent on doing whatever it takes to keep E.F. from seeing the wife he abandoned. Only Fleming, E.F.'s grandson, is pleased with the old man's homecoming, but Fleming's life is soon to careen down an unpredictable path hewn by the beautiful Raven Lee Halfacre.In the great Southern tradition of Faulkner, Styron, and Cormac McCarthy, William Gay wields a prose as evocative and lush as the haunted and humid world it depicts. Provinces of Night is a tale redolent of violence and redemption--a whiskey-scented, knife-scarred novel whose indelible finale is not an ending nearly so much as it is an apotheosis. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.A985 P76 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
293 p. ;
Number of pages
293

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6779518M
Internet Archive
provincesofnight00gayw
ISBN 10
0385499272
LC Control Number
00024214
Library Thing
13646
Goodreads
953378
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