Arise and Walk by Barry Gifford
A Novel

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Continues the acclaimed account of Southern eccentrics that began in Night People, with a colorful collection of righteous New Orleans misfits--including televangelists, escaped convicts, vengeful feminists, and disgraced clergymen.

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BARRY GIFFORD is a poet, novelist, screenwriter, and librettist best known for the novel Wild at Heart, which was adapted into an award-winning film by David Lynch, and for cowriting the screenplay for Lynch's film Lost Highway. Published in twenty-eight languages, he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, and the Writers Guild of America. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. LAWRENCE LEE (d. 1990) was a Peabody Award–winning journalist who cowrote the acclaimed biography Saroyan with Gifford.
Published July 7, 1994 by Hyperion. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gifford (Night People, 1992, etc.) starts off this patchwork quilt of insanity by pairing quotes from the Bible (from which the title is culled) and from filmmaker Sam Peckinpah: ``Despair is the only unforgivable sin, and it's always reaching for us.'' Somehow, in Gifford's fundamentally ...

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If an author's ability to lay an indelible stamp on a particular time and place is any measure of merit, then Gifford deserves applause.

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