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Gay, William

Overview
Works: 23 works in 137 publications in 6 languages and 6,553 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Poetry  Horror tales  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.A985, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about William Gay
Publications by William Gay
Publications by William Gay, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about William Gay
 
Most widely held works by William Gay
Provinces of night by William Gay( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
The year is 1952, and E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home, a forgotten corner of Tennessee, after twenty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife's lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch
The long home by William Gay( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 785 libraries worldwide
A young carpenter in 1940s Tennessee seeks revenge after learning his employer murdered his father when he was a boy. But the employer has an ace up his sleeve, the carpenter is in love with a call girl who works for him
Twilight : a novel by William Gay( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Explores the classic themes of good and evil in a story about a perverse undertaker who won't let the dead rest
I hate to see that evening sun go down : collected stories by William Gay( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
William Gay firmly established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) with his debut novel, The Long Home, and his critically acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night. Like Faulkner's Mississippi and Cormac McCarthy's American West, Gay's Tennessee is redolent of broken, colorful souls hard at work charting the pathos of their interior lives. His debut collection, I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down, brings together what Gay's dedicated readers are eager for and what new readers will find the perfect introduction to his world: thirteen stories that are mined from this same fertile soil teeming with the grizzled, everyday folk that Gay is famous for bringing to life. In these pages readers meet old man Meecham, who escapes from his new nursing home only to find his son has rented their homestead to "white trash"; Quincy Nell Qualls, who not only falls in love with the town lothario but, pregnant, is faced with an inescapable end when he abandons her; Finis and Doneita Beasley, whose forty-year marriage is broken up by a dead dog; Bobby Pettijohn, who is awakened in the middle of the night by the noise and lights of a search party looking for clues after a body is discovered in his backwoods. William Gay expertly sets these conflicted people who make bad choices in life and love against lush back-country scenery, and somehow manages to defy moral logic as we grow to love his characters for the weight of their human errors. Diverse as these tales are, what connects them is the powerful voice of a born storyteller
Twilight by William Gay( file )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
When Kenneth and Corrie Tyler become suspicious of the town undertaker, they attempt to discover the truth. But what they find is far worse than they had feared
The long home by William Gay( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
A young carpenter in 1940s Tennessee seeks revenge after learning his employer murdered his father when he was a boy. But the employer has an ace up his sleeve, the carpenter is in love with a call girl who works for him
I hate to see that evening sun go down by William Gay( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories filled with colorful Tennessee characters. In the title story, an old man goes to extreme measures to regain control of his home after it is sold by his son
Little sister death by William Gay( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 460 libraries worldwide
David Binder is a young, successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer's block. He stares at the blank page, and the blank page stares back harder. So when his agent suggests maybe a lighter sophomore novel, maybe something genre that they can sell real quick and buy him some more time to pen his magnum opus, he's quick to recall an old ghost story he once heard. With his pregnant wife and his young daughter in toe, he sets out for Tennessee with high hopes of indulging the local lore surrounding Virginia Beale, Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell and whiling away the summer away from life in the city. But as his investigation goes further and further, and the creaking of the floor boards grows louder and louder, the David Binder realizes he's not only endangered himself, but also his wife and daughter
Provinces of night by William Gay( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The year is 1952, and E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home, a forgotten corner of Tennessee, after twenty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife's lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch
Little sister death a novel by William Gay( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
David Binder is a young, successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer's block. He stares at the blank page, and the blank page stares back harder. So when his agent suggests maybe a lighter sophomore novel, maybe some genre they can sell real quick and buy him some more time to pen his magnum opus, he's quick to recall an old ghost story he once heard. With his pregnant wife and young daughter in tow, he sets out for Tennessee with high hopes of exploring the local lore surrounding Virginia Beale, Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell and whiling away the summer from life in the city. But as his investigation goes further and further, and the creaking of the floor boards grows louder and louder, he realises he's not only endangered himself, but also his wife and daughter
The Lost Country by William Gay( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein's Lolita : the iceman by William Gay( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Cover; Title; Contents; Wittgenstein's Lolita; The Iceman; Afterword; The Dzanc Books eBook Club
Time done been won't be no more : collected prose by William Gay( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Time Done Been Won & rsquo;t Be No More: Collected Prose by William Gay is a collection of short stories, essays, memoirs, and an interview. Gay is well known for his fiction but he is also widely published with his essays, mostly dealing with music, and his memoirs. This is the first collection that includes his nonfiction prose. The elegant use of language that his readers have come to expect is as evident in his collected prose as it is in his novels
Blood ties by Jacques Maillot( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4 libraries worldwide
E.F. Bloosworth fa ritorno a casa dopo vent'anni in giro per le strade del mondo. La moglie dalla quale si era allontanato è scomparsa ma l'uomo trova tre figli ormai adulti e furiosi con lui. Solo Fleming, il nipote, lo tratta con rispetto e riesce a superare l'odio per ciò che ha fatto in passato
The paperhanger, the doctor's wife, and the child who went into the abstract by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Thacker Mountain Radio an anthology of words and music ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Come home, come home, it's suppertime by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Crepuscolo by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Alumni Grill : anthology of southern writers ( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"In this anthology of Southern prose and poetry, authors such as Tom Franklin, Suzanne Hudson, and Brad Watson take us from the deep South of Alabama, through backcountry Mississippi to the hills of Appalachia. We feel the aftermath of murder, marvel at motherhood, taste sumptuous Southern cooking, stay out all night fishing, and ache from lost love."--Jacket
I hate to see that evening sun go down by William Gay( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In his debut collection, Gay brings to life 13 stories about a diverse group of colorful characters living in the fertile Tennessee country land
 
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Alternative Names
Gay, William
Gay, William 1941-2012
Gay, William Elbert
William Gay Amerikaans romanschrijver (1941-2012)
ویلیام گی نویسنده آمریکایی
Languages
English (116)
German (10)
French (5)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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