Provinces of Night [Signed First]

By: Gay, William

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Book Condition: near fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, black paper-covered boards over gray cloth spine with gilt spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, 293 pp. Near fine, unread copy with only the faintest signs of shelf wear; the jacket has a small stain at the foot of the spine panel that is only visible on the backside of the jacket, otherwise near fine. Signed by Gay on the title page. From the front flap: “In 1999 William Gay's debut novel The Long Home signaled the arrival of a bold new voice in American fiction. In a rave review in the New York Times Book Review, Tony Earley wrote, ‘In the high tradition of the Southern novel, Gay is unafraid to tackle the biggest of the big themes, nor does he shy away from the grand gesture that makes those themes manifest,’ and the Denver Post heralded it as ‘a novel of great emotional power.’ With PROVINCES OF NIGHT, Gay's talent is undeniable. The year is 1952, and E. F. Bloodworth has returned to his home--a forgotten corner of Tennessee--after twenty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife's lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the reverence his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can poison a man's soul. Fleming, a seventeen-year-old dreamer, interprets this seemingly stark world with the uncynical wit and wisdom of the young. When he encounters Raven Lee, a sloe-eyed beauty from a neighboring town, he slowly finds the courage to face this family curse. In a tale redolent with the crumbling loyalties and age-old strife of the South, Gay's characters inhabit a world driven by blood ties that strangle as they bind.”

Title: Provinces of Night [Signed First]

Author Name: Gay, William

Categories: Literature,

Edition: first edition, first printing

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2000

ISBN Number: 0385499272

ISBN Number 13: 9780385499279

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: near fine

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3662