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Gay, William

Overview
Works: 25 works in 169 publications in 6 languages and 6,850 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Horror fiction  Ghost stories  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Conceptor, 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 )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 985 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. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the reverence his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can poison a man's soul. Fleming, a seventeen-year-old dreamer, interprets this seemingly stark world with the uncynical wit and wisdom of the young. When he encounters Raven Lee, a sloe-eyed beauty from a neighboring town, he slowly finds the courage to face this family curse. In a tale redolent with the crumbling loyalties and age-old strife of the South, Gay's characters inhabit a world driven by blood ties that strangle as they bind
Twilight : a novel by William Gay( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 844 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 )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 799 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 )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
William Gay expertly sets these conflicted characters against lush backcountry scenery and defies our moral logic as we grow to love them for the weight of their human errors
Twilight by William Gay( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 582 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 )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 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 )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 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 )
14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 508 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
The Alumni Grill : anthology of southern writers ( Book )
in English and held by 90 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
Provinces of night by William Gay( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 89 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. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the respect his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can posion a man's soul. It is ultimately the love of Raven Lee, a sloe-eyed beauty from another town, that gives Fleming the courage to reject this family curse
Little sister death : a novel by William Gay( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 46 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 )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein's Lolita : the iceman by William Gay( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Bloodworth by Shane Dax Taylor( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in Multiple languages and English and held by 11 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
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
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
Crepuscolo by William Gay( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian 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
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
Cover; Title; Contents; Wittgenstein's Lolita; The Iceman; Afterword; The Dzanc Books eBook Club
 
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Alternative Names
Gay William
Gay, William 1941-2012
Gay, William Elbert
William Gay Amerikaans romanschrijver (1941-2012)
William Gay écrivain américain
William Gay escriptor estatunidenc
ویلیام گی نویسنده آمریکایی
Languages
English (138)
German (10)
French (8)
Dutch (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
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