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- Free Press 2003; US$ 21.99
Larry Brown's idiosyncratic and powerful Southern novels have earned him widespread critical acclaim. Now, in an ambitious narrative structure reminiscent of Robert Altman's classic film Nashville, this "true original" (Chicago Tribune) weaves together the stories of a sprawling cast of eccentric and lovable characters, each embarked on a quest... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 11.18
Seventeen-year-old Fay escapes from her brutish family and sets off to hitch from Oxford, Mississippi, to Biloxi. Barely schooled, barely literate, Fay has never heard of the Civil War. She doesn't know that you're supposed to tip waitresses. She's never been to a movie. And most dangerously, she has no idea of the effect she has on men. She catches... more...
- Algonquin Books 2003; US$ 14.95
?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... more...
- Algonquin Books 1994; US$ 15.95
On January 6, 1990, after seventeen years on the job, award-winning novelist Larry Brown quit the Oxford, Mississippi, Fire Department. With three published books to his credit and a fourth nearly finished, he made the risky decision to try life as a full-time writer. On Fire , his first work of nonfiction, looks back on his life as a full-time... more...
- Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 14.95
Larry Brown has been a force in American literature since taking critics by storm with his debut collection, Facing the Music , in 1988. His subsequent work?five novels, another story collection, and two books of nonfiction?continued to bring extraordinary praise and national attention to the writer New York Newsday called a "master." In November... more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 14.95
In his first work of nonfiction since the acclaimed On Fire , Brown aims for nothing short of ruthlessly capturing the truth of the world in which he has always lived. In the prologue to the book, he tells what it's like to be constantly compared with William Faulkner, a writer with whom he shares inspiration from the Mississippi land. The essays... more...
- Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 12.95
Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers?one white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk of memories, of passions,... more...
- Algonquin Books 1996; US$ 12.95
Facing the Music , Larry Brown?s first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories ?is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that other familiar couple, drinking and violence. Most often... more...
- Algonquin Books 2000; US$ 15.00
She's had no education, and you can't call what her father's been trying to give her "love." So at seventeen, Fay Jones leaves home, carrying a purse with half a pack of cigarettes and two dollar bills. She's headed for the bright lights and big times of Biloxi, and even she knows she needs help getting there. But help's... more...
- Algonquin Books 1990; US$ 15.95
Larry Brown caught the rapt attention of readers and critics with the 1988 publication of Facing the Music , his prize-winning first collection of stories. The following year, his first novel, Dirty Work , won national acclaim as a work of uncompromising power and honesty. Big Bad Love , his third book, collects ten new stories. Dealing with sex,... more...