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May 06, 2003
| ISBN 9781583225257
Jan 04, 2011
| ISBN 9781609800925
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May 06, 2003 | ISBN 9781583225257
Jan 04, 2011 | ISBN 9781609800925
“Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels,” declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the author’s favorite of all his characters, reflects, “wild at heart and weird on top.”The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.
The author of more than forty works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into over twenty-five languages, BARRY GIFFORD writes distinctly American stories for readers around the globe. From screenplays and librettos to his acclaimed Sailor and… More about Barry Gifford
“Nearly every Gifford story opens a Pandora’s box of uncontainable emotions. . . . There’s no one like Barry Gifford, which is the best reason to read him.” –Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
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