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Brown, Larry 1951-2004

Works: 82 works in 339 publications in 9 languages and 20,739 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Interviews  Short stories  Essays 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3552.R6927, 813.54
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Joe : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
Average guy Joe Ransom meets fifteen-year-old Gary Jones and offers him a chance at life
Fay : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Fay flees her abusive father and the migrant labor camps of her childhood and hitchhikes through Mississippi
Father and son : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Two men square off in a Mississippi town over a woman. One is the sheriff who loves her, the other a returned convict who is father of her child, but refuses to acknowledge paternity. A five-day drama by the author of Dirty Work
The rabbit factory by Larry Brown( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
A wealthy social misfit, his much-younger wife, a runaway, and a big-hearted prostitute find their lives intersecting in the wake of quirky gangster activities, strait-laced professors, and fast-and-loose police officers
Dirty work : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Two men who were born and raised together, fought in the Vietnam War, and were seriously injured meet again twenty-two years later in a VA hospital, where they recount their memories and form a bond with one another
A miracle of catfish : a novel in progress by Larry Brown( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
"Set in the low hills just outside Oxford, Mississippi ... is the story of one year in the lives of four men and one little boy. ... There is Cortez Sharp, a farmer with a terrible secret and a newly dug pond he is stocking with catfish. Tommy Bright, from Arkansas, has a fish-stocking business he's all but gambled away. Cleve, a black neighbor down the road, has a daughter who's taken up with a man so unworthy he doesn't deserve to live. Little Jimmy, whose daddy gave him a go-kart, has the bad luck to have been born to that daddy, a man beyond redemption. And then there's Ursula, the mother of all catfish, who has her own secret life near the bottom of Cortez's pond."--Publisher's description
The rabbit factory by Larry Brown( file )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Fay by Larry Brown( file )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Fay sparks changes in everyone she meets on her journey from her squalid childhood home to Biloxi, Mississippi
Big bad love : stories by Larry Brown( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Larry Brown caught the rapt attention of readers and critics with the 1988 publication of Facing the Music, his prize-winning first collection of stories. The following year, his first novel, Dirty Work, won national acclaim as a work of uncompromising power and honesty. Big Bad Love, his third book, collects ten new stories. Dealing with sex, with drink, with fear, with all kinds of bad luck and obsession, these stories are unflinching and not for the fainthearted. But as is true of all of Brown's fiction, these ten stories are linked in a collective statement of redemption and hope. These stories come as close to the truth as any human expression can
A miracle of catfish by Larry Brown( file )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Jimmy's daddy isn't much of a father. He'd much rather lie under the chassis of a '55 Chevy than bother with a son. Jimmy knows it, so he figures he'll leave his daddy alone as much as he can. When next-door neighbor Cortez starts trucking in catfish for his new pond, Jimmy thinks he's found a friend. But Cortez has enough problems of his own--a spitfire daughter who's son has Tourette's, a farm hand who might be a murderer, and a deep, dark secret of his own locked away in the barn
Dirty work by Larry Brown( file )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Lying together in hospital, two Southern, Vietnam War veterans, one without arms or legs, the other without a face, reveal how they came to be what they are and what they hope to become
Father and son by Larry Brown( file )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
After serving several years in prison, Glenn Davis returns to his rural Mississippi home, where he forges a path of destruction and violence that finally leads him to a stand-off with Sheriff Bobby Blanchard
Joe by Larry Brown( file )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
The Mississippi countryside is Joe Ransom's world. There, whiskey, fast trucks and a hard right fists are the badges of manhood. But middle age is approaching, and Joe tries to not think too much about the future
Facing the music : stories by Larry Brown( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and French and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Ten stories confront the dark side of human life as characters are challenged by crisis and pathology, including how a couple faces the disfigurement of cancer in the bedroom, the rationalizations of a wife beater, or the mind of a teenage killer
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2002 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Stories by writers with Southern backgrounds deal with the modern problems of life in the South
Joe by Nicolas Cage( visu )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 163 libraries worldwide
A hard-living ex-con who is the unlikeliest of role models, but when he meets a troubled fifteen-year-old homeless boy in need of help from a violent and destitute father, Joe is faced with the heartbreaking choice of redemption or ruin
Big bad love ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
This drama weaves together the stories of an alcoholic Vietnam vet, Leon Barlow (Howard), struggling to become a working writer, and that of his ex-wife, Marilyn (Winger) who refuses to allow him to see their pre-adolescent son, Alan (Moody) and daughter Alisha (Kersey), who has an incurable illness
Tell about the South : voices in black & white ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Bill Self : at home in the phog by Bill Self( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"In this biography, Self tells how he achieved his dream of not only becoming a head coach, but also how he reached the pinnacle-- leading the Jayhawks to a national title. He shares minute-by-minute details of the contest that sent KU to the national title game and offers his insight into one of the greatest national championship comebacks ever."--Inside flap
Joe by David Gordon Green( visu )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Dans une petite ville du Texas, l'ex-taulard Joe Ransom essaie d'oublier son passé en menant l'existence de monsieur Tout-le-monde : le jour, il travaille pour une société d'abattage de bois. La nuit, il boit. Mais le jour où Gary, un gamin de 15 ans, arrive en ville, cherchant désespérément un travail pour faire vivre sa famille, Joe voit là l'occasion d'expier ses péchés et de devenir, pour une fois dans sa vie, important pour quelqu'un. Cherchant la rédemption, il va prendre Gary sous son aile..." (Source : jaquette)
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Alternative Names
Larry Brown Amerikaans romanschrijver (1951-2004)
Ларри Браун
لری براون نویسنده آمریکایی
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German (1)
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