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Seventeen-year-old Fay escapes from her brutish family and sets off to hitch to Biloxi. Barely schooled, barely literate, Fay has never heard of the Civil War, she's never been to a movie and dangerously, she has no idea of the effect she has on men. She finds help, but then tragedy intervenes.
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 126 x 198mm
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552999172
  • 9780552999175

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'Gritty, sexy and moving...Brown is unafraid and unashamed to tell a whopping good story' George P. Pelecanos writing in the Washington Post. 'He has an ear for the way people talk, an eye for their habits and manners, a heart for their frailties and foibles, and a love for their struggles and triumphs' John Grisham. 'The chapters flash by like fenceposts on the highway as the novel rushes toward its shattering conclusion' Wall Street Journal. 'Father and Son is one of the very best novels of our time... Not since Dostoevky's The Brothers Karamazov has a novelist probed as deeply into the paternal condition' Washington Times. 'That Brown reminds you of Faulkner and of McCarthy...is a compliment to each' USA Today.
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About Larry Brown

Larry Brown was born in Oxford, Mississippi. He served with the Oxford Fire Department for seventeen years. He has written three previous novels, Dirty Work, Joe and most recently Father and Son, two collections of stories, Facing the Music and Big Bad Love and a non-fiction book, On Fire. He has been a full-time writer since 1990.
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4 40% (843)
3 18% (377)
2 6% (121)
1 2% (38)
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