Stock Image

I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down

Gay, William

1,414 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 074324088X / ISBN 13: 9780743240888
Published by The Free Press, A Division of Simon and Schuster, New York, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Gyre & Gimble (Holden, ME, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 21, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 65.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Blue paper covered boards, black backstrip w/red metallic lettering. Text is clean, tight, white, appears unread. Unclipped DJ shows minor scuffing, a hint of edgewear. A collection of thirteen short stories in which readers will meet old man Meecham, who escapes from his new nursing home only to find his sone 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 a lush back-country setting, and somehow manages to defy moral logic as we grow to love his characters for the weight of their human errors." (from the jacket). Bookseller Inventory # I309HL

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down

Publisher: The Free Press, A Division of Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

About this title

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author:

William Gay is the author of the novels Provinces of Night and The Long Home. His short stories have appeared in Harper's, The Georgia Review, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Oxford American, and New Stories from the South, 1999-2001. The winner of the 1999 William Peden Award, the 1999 James A. Michener Memorial Prize, and the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim fellowship, he lives in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Maine Residents please add 5.5% sales tax.

Your satisfaction is important to me! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, your book
may be returned within 14 days of purchase with some restrictions. A full refund will be issued upon
safe receipt of the returned item. I am a stickler for this: Book MUST be returned IN THE ORIGINAL
PACKAGING. Books that are not carefully re-wrapped and sent back will NOT be accepted. If the book is
returned damaged, I will ship it back to you for an additional ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders generally ship within two days of ordering, more often on the same day.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express