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Yonder Stands Your Orphan

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Barry Hannah has been acclaimed by Larry McMurtry as "the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor." In his new novel, the first since 1991's Never Die, he again displays the master craftsmanship and wickedly brilliant storytelling that have earned him a deserved reputation as a modern master. In Yonder Stands Your Orphan, denizens of a lake community near Vicksburg are beset by madness, murder, and sin in the form of one Man Mortimer, a creature of the casinos who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty. A killer who has turned mean and sick, he will visit upon this town a wreckage of biblical proportions. The young sheriff is confounded by Mortimer and distracted by his passion for a lovely seventy-two-year-old widow. Only Max Raymond, a weak Christian saxophonist, stands between Mortimer and his further depredations. But who will die, who will burn? Yonder Stands Your Orphan is a tour de force that confirms Barry Hannah's reputation – as William Styron wrote in Salon – "an original, and one of the most consistently exciting writers of the post-Faulkner generation."

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Barry Hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans. His first novel in ten years, Yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Man Mortimer, a pimp and casino pretty boy who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty, has just been betrayed, and his revenge becomes a madness that will ravage the Mississippi community of Eagle Lake and give vent to his lifelong fascination with knives. The pompous young sheriff is useless at solving the crimes, so Mortimer's only challengers are three eccentric Christians — a disgraced doctor and two ex-bikers, all prey to their addictions — and an African-American Vietnam veteran whose wife is ill with cancer. Mortimer has a hold on each one of them — a long-standing debt, a forgotten crime, or responsibilities they cannot yet desert. Yonder Stands Your Orphan paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes Barry Hannah once again as one of the most important writers in America.

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Barry Hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans. Yonder Stands Your Orphan, his first novel in ten years, was hailed as the welcome return of a brilliant writer by The New York Times and Hannah as the Big Daddy of Southern letters, the mendacity-battling Colossus by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Man Mortimer, a pimp and casino pretty boy who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty, has just been betrayed, and his revenge becomes a madness that will ravage the Mississippi community of Eagle Lake and give vent to his lifelong fascination with knives. The pompous young sheriff is useless at solving the crimes, so Mortimer's only challengers are three eccentric Christians — a disgraced doctor and two ex-bikers, all prey to their addictions — and an African-American Vietnam veteran whose wife is ill with cancer. Mortimer has a hold on each one of them — a long-standing debt, a forgotten crime, or responsibilities they cannot yet desert. Yonder Stands Your Orphan paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes Barry Hannah once again as one of the most important writers in America. A tour de force of dark humor ... eloquently twisted prose for which this southern Gothic master brooks no peer. — Elle A rare linguistic inventiveness ... seriously grappling with the relationship among suffering, mortality, and spirituality.... — Brad Vice, San Francisco Chronicle Hannah ... The best of hisphrases can send you in opposite directions, make your ears warm. — Scott W. Helman, The Boston Globe Vintage Hannah, vivid and wry and insightful. — William Porter, The Denver Post ... [Yonder Stands Your Orphan] is three hundred and thirty-six pages of supreme aesthetic bliss. — Scott Morris, The Wall Street Journal An apocalyptic ballad.... — Sven Birkerts, Esquire

Synopsis:

"Yonder Stands Your Orphan" opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Hannah's novel paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes him as one of the most important voices in America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802138934
Author:
Hannah, Barry
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Sheriffs
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Barry Hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans. His first novel in ten years, Yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Man Mortimer, a pimp and casino pretty boy who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty, has just been betrayed, and his revenge becomes a madness that will ravage the Mississippi community of Eagle Lake and give vent to his lifelong fascination with knives. The pompous young sheriff is useless at solving the crimes, so Mortimer's only challengers are three eccentric Christians — a disgraced doctor and two ex-bikers, all prey to their addictions — and an African-American Vietnam veteran whose wife is ill with cancer. Mortimer has a hold on each one of them — a long-standing debt, a forgotten crime, or responsibilities they cannot yet desert. Yonder Stands Your Orphan paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes Barry Hannah once again as one of the most important writers in America.
"Synopsis" by , Barry Hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans. Yonder Stands Your Orphan, his first novel in ten years, was hailed as the welcome return of a brilliant writer by The New York Times and Hannah as the Big Daddy of Southern letters, the mendacity-battling Colossus by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Man Mortimer, a pimp and casino pretty boy who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty, has just been betrayed, and his revenge becomes a madness that will ravage the Mississippi community of Eagle Lake and give vent to his lifelong fascination with knives. The pompous young sheriff is useless at solving the crimes, so Mortimer's only challengers are three eccentric Christians — a disgraced doctor and two ex-bikers, all prey to their addictions — and an African-American Vietnam veteran whose wife is ill with cancer. Mortimer has a hold on each one of them — a long-standing debt, a forgotten crime, or responsibilities they cannot yet desert. Yonder Stands Your Orphan paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes Barry Hannah once again as one of the most important writers in America. A tour de force of dark humor ... eloquently twisted prose for which this southern Gothic master brooks no peer. — Elle A rare linguistic inventiveness ... seriously grappling with the relationship among suffering, mortality, and spirituality.... — Brad Vice, San Francisco Chronicle Hannah ... The best of hisphrases can send you in opposite directions, make your ears warm. — Scott W. Helman, The Boston Globe Vintage Hannah, vivid and wry and insightful. — William Porter, The Denver Post ... [Yonder Stands Your Orphan] is three hundred and thirty-six pages of supreme aesthetic bliss. — Scott Morris, The Wall Street Journal An apocalyptic ballad.... — Sven Birkerts, Esquire
"Synopsis" by , "Yonder Stands Your Orphan" opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Hannah's novel paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes him as one of the most important voices in America.
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