Stock Image

Shot in the Heart

Gilmore, Mikal

2,710 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0385422938 / ISBN 13: 9780385422932
Published by Bantam Dell Pub Group, NY, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB (Salisbury, CT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 19, 1998 Seller Rating 1-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Special Bookseller's Preview Edition. As new laminated pictorial cover in black cloth slipcase w/ gold stamped titles. Issued without dustjacket for this advance edition. Bookseller Inventory # 006034

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Shot in the Heart

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group, NY

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

The most powerful and haunting book of our time. Destined to be an American classic, this book tells more than the story of a troubled American family--it tells the story of a troubled America.

Review:

"I have a story to tell. It is a story of murder told from inside the house where murder is born. It is the house where I grew up, a house that, in some ways, I have never been able to leave."

Mikal Gilmore is a Rolling Stone writer and the youngest brother of murderer Gary Gilmore, who became, in 1977, the first person to be executed in the United States after a 10-year hiatus, a case which was subsequently recounted in Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song. This brave and eloquent book is the story that only Mikal Gilmore knows: the violence in multiple generations of his family, what the Gilmore house was like as he was growing up, his relationship with his brother, and his experience of the dramatic events surrounding Gary Gilmore's determination to be executed as planned, without appeal. Shot in the Heart pulls off the rare feat of conveying intense emotion without sentimentality or self-pity. The author's struggle is to set himself apart from the lurid true-crime fraternity of his father and brothers yet remain able to understand why he feels both guilty and lonely over his exclusion from his family's violent history. --Fiona Webster

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

Store Description

Johnnycake Books trades in rare and collectible books of most kinds, principally in fields of literature, illustrated, childrens, architecture/design, gardening and photography. We try to offer books that are a little unusual, offbeat and unexpected: most have a strong visual or design appeal. Our descriptions present our inventory as creatively and colorfully as possible, with occassional editorial commentary. We regard condition of our books as critical to our service: most are very good or better, in collectible condition. We are generally conservative in describing a book, even if that means it doesn't sound as good as it actually might be. We welcome your comments directly at johnnycake@snet.net or visit our website www.johnnycakebooks.com. Best wishes in your book collecting. Dan Dwyer

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

We accept Mastercard, Visa and American Express or will ship on receipt of
payment by a business or personal check on a US bank. In the US, please add $5
for USPS Priority Mail for an ordinary book. Multiple orders or heavy volumes at
approximate cost. International postage at approximate cost. Insurance at actual
cost.
Johnnycake Books Inc. 12 Academy St. Salisbury CT 06068-0554 USA
Inquiries can be directed to Johnnycake Book's authorized representative: Dan
Dwyer Johnnycake Books PO Box 554 S...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

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

Check Money Order PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer