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The Executioner's Song

Mailer, Norman

ISBN 10: 0316544175 / ISBN 13: 9780316544177
Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Printing. An extremely nice copy with only light soiling to top page edges. Cloth of spine is dimpled near spine on lower half. Inside is clean with no markings. Top edge of page 23 looks like there might have been a paperclip at one time. Jacket panels and spine look bright, light edge wear. Not price clipped. Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize. Bookseller Inventory # 002177

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Title: The Executioner's Song

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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A reconstruction of the crime and fate of Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer who sought his own execution in Utah where he was imprisoned, is based on taped interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and law-enforcement officials

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The Executioner's Song is a work of unprecedented force. It is the true story of Gary Gilmore, who in 1977 became the first person executed in the United States since the reinstitution of the death penalty. Gilmore, a violent yet articulate man who chose not to fight his death-penalty sentence, touched off a national debate about capital punishment. He allowed Norman Mailer and researcher Lawrence Schiller complete access to his story. Mailer took the material and produced an immense book with a dry, unwavering voice and meticulous attention to detail on Gilmore's life--particularly his relationship with Nicole Baker, whom Gilmore claims to have killed. What unfolds is a powerful drama, a distorted love affair, and a chilling look into the mind of a murderer in his countdown with a firing squad.

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