Fugitives of the Heart (Hardcover)

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In this, William Gay's last posthumous novel, we have his homage to Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Set in post-World War II Tennessee, in Gay's familiar "Harrikan" area. Marion Yates is a teenager recently orphaned when his notoriously licentious mother dies. When Yates eyes a pocketknife at the local grocery-hardware store, he is befriended by Black Crowe, who buys the knife for him. Yates in turn nurses Crowe through a work explosion, and the two form a seemingly lasting friendship. Yates falls in love, of course, and of course the love is thwarted. First love, racism, and betrayal-these are all topped with Gay's signature wry humor in his signature Tennessee fictional setting. Gay again proves himself a master of prose.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604892734
ISBN-10: 1604892730
Publisher: Livingston Press at the University of West Al
Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
Pages: 252
Language: English