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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416577793
ISBN-13: 9781416577799
Sku: 207891171
Publish Date: 10/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  416
Age Range:  NA
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After killing a man during a moment of blind anger, Dan Lambert heads toward the Louisiana bayous, trying to elude police officers and bounty hunters while coming to the assistance of Arden Halliday, a young woman burdened by the pain of her past. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
It was hell's season, and the air smelled of burning children....

With "one of the most arresting first sentences in contemporary writing" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Robert McCammon unfurls his visionary masterpiece of survival, redemption, and the astonishing transformations love can create.

GONE SOUTH

chronicles a desperate man's journey through a desperate land, in "a gothic picaresque that mixes gritty plot and black comedy...a smoothly constructed and satisfying story" (The Wall Street Journal ).

Flooded by memories, poisoned by Agent Orange, Dan Lambert kills a man in a moment of fear and fury -- and changes his life forever. Pursued by police and bounty hunters, Dan flees south toward the Louisiana bayous. In the swamplands he meets Arden Halliday, a young woman who bears the vivid burdens of her own past, and who is searching for a legendary faith healer called the Bright Girl. Looking for simple kindness in a world that rarely shows it, bound by a loyalty stronger than love, Dan and Arden set off on a journey of relentless suspense and impassioned discovery...over dark, twisting waterways into the mysterious depths of the human heart.

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Fleeing into the bayou after a disastrous overreaction that left a man dead, a Vietnam Vet is pursued by a pair of circus freaks who moonlight as bounty hunters.
Author Bio
Robert R. McCammon
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Robert McCammon graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in 1974. Following a series of advertising jobs, he began working at the Birmingham Post-Herald, as a copy editor, in 1976. The publication of his first novel, 1978's BAAL, led him to full-time writing career; from then until 1992, McCammon averaged about one novel, along with a handful of short stories, each year. A best-selling author, he has won a World Fantasy Award--for his 1991 novel, BOY'S LIFE--and five Bram Stoker Awards--three for novels (1987's SWAN SONG, 1990's MINE, and BOY'S LIFE) and two for short stories: "The Deep End" (1988), and "Eat Me" in 1990. While mainstream critical opinion of most of his work has been somewhat divided, BOY'S LIFE, with its fictionalized autobiographical account of a 12-year-old would-be writer during an Alabama summer in 1964, received almost universally positive marks. Although 1992's GOING SOUTH was an extension of his previous book, McCammon began to move away from the horror genre. Beginning in 1992, he took some time off from writing to be with his family. McCammon has indicated that, in the future, his fiction will continue to be less horror, and more mainstream and historical, but given his tremendous marketability as a horror writer, it remains to be seem whether this will be the case.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Robert McCammon graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in 1974. Following a series of advertising jobs, he began working at the Birmingham Post-Herald, as a copy editor, in 1976. The publication of his first novel, 1978's BAAL, led him to full-time writing career; from then until 1992, McCammon averaged about one novel, along with a handful of short stories, each year. A best-selling author, he has won a World Fantasy Award--for his 1991 novel, BOY'S LIFE--and five Bram Stoker Awards--three for novels (1987's SWAN SONG, 1990's MINE, and BOY'S LIFE) and two for short stories: "The Deep End" (1988), and "Eat Me" in 1990. While mainstream critical opinion of most of his work has been somewhat divided, BOY'S LIFE, with its fictionalized autobiographical account of a 12-year-old would-be writer during an Alabama summer in 1964, received almost universally positive marks. Although 1992's GOING SOUTH was an extension of his previous book, McCammon began to move away from the horror genre. Beginning in 1992, he took some time off from writing to be with his family. McCammon has indicated that, in the future, his fiction will continue to be less horror, and more mainstream and historical, but given his tremendous marketability as a horror writer, it remains to be seem whether this will be the case.

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0416
Product attributePublisher:   Gallery Books
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