Walk Me to the Distance: A Novel - Southern Revivals (Paperback)Percival Everett (author)
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First published in 1985, Walk Me to the Distance was Percival Everett's second novel, a hauntingly dark tragicomedy of the modern West, still clinging to a mythical heritage and code of frontier justice. With spare strokes Everett paints a telling landscape of big-sky country, where the mere act of living can be hard, cruel, and heart-stopping. This Southern Revivals edition includes a new introduction by the author and a contextualizing preface from series editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer, director of the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies.
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"Everett's story has violence and pathos, but it is really his terse writing that makes the novel potent. The silences between his taciturn Western characters, like the time bending in good jazz, are loaded with meaning. His characters, alternately pitiful and admirable, are both convincing and memorable. . . . This novel is like a winter in Slut's Hole: unsettling, harsh, and ultimately unforgettable."--People
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