I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down : Collected Stories
William GayISBN: 0743242920;
Book Description William Gay established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" ( Esquire ) with his debut novel, The Long Home , and his highly acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night . 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 Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down , brings together thirteen stories charting the pathosof 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...
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