A Novel

Book - 1991
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Workman Press.

“Brilliant . . . Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit.” —The Washington Post Book World

Now a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green.

Joe Ransom is a hard-drinking ex-con pushing fifty who just won’t slow down--not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women. Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen. Born luckless, he is the son of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, and he’s desperate for a way out. When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing. Together they follow a twisting map to redemption--or ruin.

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The lives of two men--Joe Ransom, a drinking, gambling, reckless fifty-year-old, and Gary Jones, a luckless fifteen-year-old raised by an evil father and an insane mother, become intertwined in a novel of good, evil, temptation, and sacrifice

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780945575610
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 23 cm


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Jan 06, 2015

What a dysfunctional cast of characters in the book and DVD.
Worst movie I had ever seen with Nick Cage. Why hack into trees and poison them? Why not just cut them down? Only one copy available at JCL.


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