William Gay

 
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About the Author

William Gay lives in Hohenwald, Tennessee. He is the author of the novels The Long Home and Provinces of the Night, and the short story collection I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down.

Books by William Gay

Author Essay

When I began this novel, my intent was to write a short story about a kinky undertaker who’d been misburying dead folks and the sister and brother who engineer a misbegotten attempt to blackmail him. Then, when I wrote the confrontation between Fenton Breece and the sister, I saw that all of it could not be told in a short story. It became a sort of gothic fairy tale, a fable of a luckless Hansel and Gretel who, each time the road diverges in the dark woods, seem fated to choose the wrong path.

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