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She's had no education, and you can't call what her father's been trying to give her "love." So at seventeen, Fay Jones leaves home, carrying a purse with half a pack of cigarettes and two dollar bills. She's headed for the bright lights and big times of Biloxi, and even she knows she needs help getting there. But help's not hard to come by when you look like Fay.

There's a highway patrolman who gives her a lift, with a detour to his own place. There are truck drivers who pick her up, no questions asked. There's a crop duster with money for a night or two on the town. There's a strip-joint bouncer who deals on the side. And in the end, there are five dead bodies stacked in Fay's wake.

Fay is a novel that could only have been written by Larry Brown, whom the Boston Globe called "one of our finest writers — honest, courageous, unflinching."

Review:

"Larry Brown is a true original, and Fay is among his best works. Follow Fay past the kudzu-draped woods and cinderblock bars and sunburned fields of Brown's imagination. It's a journey you won't forget."
-- Polly Paddock Gossett, Chicago Tribune

Review:

"[H]is most powerful novel yet...[B]y the end the reader is mesmerized, waiting for a gun to go off, but praying for a miracle. There are no miracles, of course, but the raw power of this novel, the clear, graphic accounts of both humble and perverted lives (in the bars and strip joints of Biloxi) is a triumph of realism and a humane imagination." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"For years, Larry Brown has been known and respected as a writer's writer. But now, with Fay, this profoundly Southern novelist may win the broad readership he so richly deserves....Spellbinding." William Plummer, People

Synopsis:

A beautiful, naive, and good-hearted woman, 17-year-old Fay is fleeing home and her father's sexual advances, only to encounter a series of men all too willing to take care of her. As she makes her way from the woods just north of Oxford to the beaches of Biloxi, leaving bodies in her wake, Fay emerges as one of the most captivating heroines in recent fiction.

Synopsis:

She's had no education, and you can't call what her father's been trying to give her "love." So at seventeen, Fay Jones leaves home, carrying a purse with half a pack of cigarettes and two dollar bills. She's headed for the bright lights and big times of Biloxi, and even she knows she needs help getting there. But help's not hard to come by when you look like Fay.

There's a highway patrolman who gives her a lift, with a detour to his own place. There are truck drivers who pick her up, no questions asked. There's a crop duster with money for a night or two on the town. There's a strip-joint bouncer who deals on the side. And in the end, there are five dead bodies stacked in Fay's wake.

Fay is a novel that could only have been written by Larry Brown, whom the Boston Globe called "one of our finest writers — honest, courageous, unflinching."

About the Author

LARRY BROWN is the author of eight books, most recently Billy Ray's Farm. He is the recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, the Southern Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1992 and 1997, and the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743205382
Author:
Brown, Larry
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 22.295 oz

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Product details 496 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743205382 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Larry Brown is a true original, and Fay is among his best works. Follow Fay past the kudzu-draped woods and cinderblock bars and sunburned fields of Brown's imagination. It's a journey you won't forget."
-- Polly Paddock Gossett,
"Review" by , "[H]is most powerful novel yet...[B]y the end the reader is mesmerized, waiting for a gun to go off, but praying for a miracle. There are no miracles, of course, but the raw power of this novel, the clear, graphic accounts of both humble and perverted lives (in the bars and strip joints of Biloxi) is a triumph of realism and a humane imagination."
"Review" by , "For years, Larry Brown has been known and respected as a writer's writer. But now, with Fay, this profoundly Southern novelist may win the broad readership he so richly deserves....Spellbinding."
"Synopsis" by , A beautiful, naive, and good-hearted woman, 17-year-old Fay is fleeing home and her father's sexual advances, only to encounter a series of men all too willing to take care of her. As she makes her way from the woods just north of Oxford to the beaches of Biloxi, leaving bodies in her wake, Fay emerges as one of the most captivating heroines in recent fiction.
"Synopsis" by , She's had no education, and you can't call what her father's been trying to give her "love." So at seventeen, Fay Jones leaves home, carrying a purse with half a pack of cigarettes and two dollar bills. She's headed for the bright lights and big times of Biloxi, and even she knows she needs help getting there. But help's not hard to come by when you look like Fay.

There's a highway patrolman who gives her a lift, with a detour to his own place. There are truck drivers who pick her up, no questions asked. There's a crop duster with money for a night or two on the town. There's a strip-joint bouncer who deals on the side. And in the end, there are five dead bodies stacked in Fay's wake.

Fay is a novel that could only have been written by Larry Brown, whom the Boston Globe called "one of our finest writers — honest, courageous, unflinching."

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