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Sunbelt Gothic

Jones, Billie Louise

ISBN 10: 1606539973 / ISBN 13: 9781606539972
Published by Mockingbird Lane Press, 2012
Used Condition: Collectible-Good+ Soft cover
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Collectible - signed by author, signatue on title page. Spine slightly cocked, chipping/creasing, rubbing, minor denting on covers. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Light shelfwear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Good+ books may have bumped corners. (HH44). Bookseller Inventory # 100132317

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Title: Sunbelt Gothic

Publisher: Mockingbird Lane Press

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Jamie Cook Johnson

Book Condition:Collectible-Good+

Signed: Signed by Author

About this title


The Sunbelt Gothic is the modern south, not the Southern Gothic of literary tradition; nevertheless, roots are long. Life is hard, and people are too busy surviving to be bored. A legendary blues artist remembers his great days, a family meets random violence speeding the wrong way down the highway, Hank Williams sings at the Louisiana Hayride, the factory shuts down and ships the jobs to Bangladesh, moonshine stills convert to meth labs, a woman understands how a long-forgotten meeting shifted the path of her life, a nurse has flashbacks to Vietnam, a flowerchild and her so-different daughter--and other characters fill these compact stories about life as it is lived. There is a side trip to the Old West, when a warrior must meet powerful Easterners who want the man who killed Custer. And a ghost story. And a vampire... or was it premature burial? The non-fictions are brief meditations on the Anasazi, a Greek bronze, Truman Capote, and sights you might see from a balcony in the French Quarter.

About the Author:

Billie Louise Jones has sojourned in cosmopolitan cities--Dallas, New York, New Orleans--but now lives quietly in a trailer in the back yard of her sister's house outside Hot Springs, Arkansas. The directions to her place include "turn off the paved road."

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