The Sharpshooter Blues

The Sharpshooter Blues

eBook - 1997
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ALA Notable Book; Mississippi Arts and Letters Fiction Award. Lewis Nordan's remarkable third novel, THE SHARPSHOOTER BLUES, is in part a meditation on America's love affair with blue-steel barrels and soft-tip bullets, and in part a look at the violence and loss that ensue when the guns come out to play one day in a small town. Just as his award-winning WOF WHISTLE illuminated the complexity of racism, Nordan's new novel shines the brilliant flash of gunfire on love--between fathers and sons, between husbands and wives, between gay lovers, and between friends. At its heart is Hydro Raney, a boy who's never grown up, a boy who wouldn't hurt a soul. In THE SHARPSHOOTER BLUES, Nordan once again makes us laugh; then our helpless laughter turns first into weeping and then into wonder. A comedy at least half as divine--and dark--as Dante's own . . . a flat-out tour de force.--Lee K. Abbott, Miami Herald; This is not just a good book, this is a marvelous book.-The Village Voice.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Algonquin Books, 1997
ISBN: 9781565128866
1565128869
Characteristics: 1 online resource (250 pages)

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