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Gay, William

Overview
Works: 23 works in 121 publications in 6 languages and 6,329 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Horror tales  Interviews 
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 )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,049 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
Twilight : a novel by William Gay( Book )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Explores the classic themes of good and evil in a story about a perverse undertaker who won't let the dead rest
The long home by William Gay( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 781 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 : collected stories by William Gay( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 698 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 )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 604 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 )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
A young carpenter in 1940s Tennessee seeks revenge after learning his employer murdered his father when he was a boy
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 564 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 )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 148 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 87 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
Bloodworth ( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in Multiple languages and English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Veertig jaar geleden verliet E.F. Bloodworth zijn vrouw en zoons voor een zwervend bestaan, met als enige metgezellen zijn boeken. Totdat hij twee personen ontmoet
The Lost Country by William Gay( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein's Lolita : the iceman by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Time done been won't be no more : collected prose by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Time Done Been Won'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
Little sister death a novel by William Gay( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 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--until inspiration strikes in the form of a ghost story that captivated him as a child. With his pregnant wife and young daughter in tow, he sets out to explore the myth of Virginia Beale, Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell. But as his investigation takes him deeper and deeper into the legacy of blood and violence that casts its shadow over the old Beale farm, Binder finds himself obsessed with a force that's as wicked as it is seductive
Come home, come home, it's suppertime by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Provinces of Night = Bloodworth by Shane Dax Taylor( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 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
Crepuscolo by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein's Lolita and the iceman by William Gay( file )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Gay maps out a landscape of love and death, exploring the terrain where a person's love of life interacts with their fear of the dark unknown. He portrays a character looking for love that reaches beyond death--with occasional morbid consequences
Time done been won't be no more by William Gay( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Alternative Names
Gay, William
Gay, William 1941-2012
Gay, William Elbert
ویلیام گی نویسنده آمریکایی
Languages
English (99)
German (10)
French (5)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
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