Saturday, September 12, 2015

"What you wand and what you get don't always make a set"

William Gay - The Long Home

This week I read The Long Home (1999) by American author William Gay. I stumbled upon the book via Tumblr and I immediately bought it for the cover alone. And I'm glad that I did. Not only because #TLH was a captivating read, which it most certainly was, but also for the film adaptation my spirit animal/perpetual squinter/all-around nice guy James Franco will be starring in in 2017. Since I'm kind of a hipster about reading the book before the movie comes out, I am of course very excited that for once I arrived to the party early. 

I read the book before I watched the movie. So ... yeah.

The skinny

Nathan Winer is a young Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago when he was seven. When he falls into the orbit of Dallas Hardin, who one day rode into town and took over another man's house, wife, daughter and business, Nathan learns that evil is greater and closer at hand than he could have ever imagined.

The review

Gay's debut is a remarkable piece of work. 

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