Texas Summer A Novel

Auteur: Terry Southern
Taal: Engels
Texas Summer
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781628724332
  • Druk: 1
  • september 2014
  • 184 pagina's
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Samenvatting

Harold Stevens is twelve years old, heading hell-bent for thirteen, away from the comfort of his mother's care to the realities of the world beyond. Grandfather would gladly initiate him into the world's ways, but his lessons are more prattle than practical. Harold's older friends dare him into danger and expose him to new and not always edifying experiences. But his real mentor is C.K., the twenty-three-year-old black hired hand on his father's farm. Together they fish for the legendary catfish down at the local pond, dare bulls, pick gage from among the wild cactus, and carefully dry it and store it for future use. C.K. takes Harold with him when he run errands in town, and brings him into the mysterious black world beyond the railroad tracks. There Harold learns of C.K.'s big brother, Big Nail Emmet, doing time for murder, and of Big Nail's wife, Cora Lee. There is a fraying bond between the two brothers that Harold senses but cannot really fathom. Until one day the two brothers meet in a macabre, ritualistic dance of death. Sensitive, understated, Texas Summer evokes a time and place with the same sensitivity one finds in Hemingway's Nick Adams stories. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Terry Southern was a fine writer, and Texas Summer a shows him at his most acute. Larry McMurtry This coming-of-age valentine to the 50s Texas landscape has an understated, flat-spoken charm. Kirkus Reviews Southern's sensitive coming-of-age novel faithfully evokes Texas red-dirt country in the 1950s. Publishers Weekly Terry Southern was a fine writer, and Texas Summer a shows him at his most acute. Larry McMurtry This coming-of-age valentine to the 50s Texas landscape has an understated, flat-spoken charm. Kirkus Reviews Southern's sensitive coming-of-age novel faithfully evokes Texas red-dirt country in the 1950s. Publishers Weekly

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2014-09-09
Afmetingen
21,1 x 14 x 1,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
184 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Terry Southern
Uitgever
Skyhorse Publishing

EAN

EAN
9781628724332

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
300
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2014-09-09
Subtitel
A Novel
Thema Subject Code
FBA

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