Joe (Paperback) - Brown, Larry

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DESCRIPTION Set in the Mississippi backroads, this unflinchingly realistic novel focuses on the relationship between Gary Jones, the 15-year-old son of dissolute itinerant laborers and Joe Ransom, a hard-drinking ex-con who becomes his unlikely savior.

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Publisher Workman Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9781565124134
SKU 33842414
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1565124138
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Larry Brown
Larry Brown was born in Oxford, Mississippi, and has lived there all his life. For 17 years, he was a firefighter; he was also a Marine in Vietnam from 1971 to 1973. He has taught at various M.F.A. programs throughout the United States. His writing tends to explore the dilemmas of hard-drinking, hard-living Southern men--the proverbial "good ol' boys"--and concentrate on the difficulties of their relationships with women, and with the world in general.
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"...Written in luminescent prose tempered by wit...A Mississippi so vividly sketched you can all but mount it on your wall."
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Annotation Joe Ransom is middle-aged, drinking too much, living too hard. When 15-year-old Gary Jones comes into his life, Joe is unexpectedly able to offer him a chance--just as his own chances are dwindling. Winner of the 1992 Southern Book Critics Award for Fiction.
Editors Note The lives of two men--Joe Ransom, a drinking, reckless fifty-year-old gambler, and Gary Jones, a luckless fifteen-year-old boy raised by an evil father and an insane mother--become intertwined in a novel of good, evil, temptation, and sacrifice. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 The lives of two men--Joe Ransom, a drinking, reckless fifty-year-old gambler, and Gary Jones, a luckless fifteen-year-old boy raised by an evil father and an insane mother--become intertwined in a novel of good, evil, temptation, and sacrifice. Reprint.
Editors Note 3 Nearing fifty, Joe Ransom won't slow down, not in his pickup, not with a gun - and certainly not with women.|Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen. Born luckless, he is the son of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, and he's desperate for a way out. When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing. Together they follow a twisting map to redemption - or ruin.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0345
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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