“Brilliant . . . Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit.” —The Washington Post Book World
Now a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green.
Joe Ransom is a hard-drinking ex-con pushing fifty who just won’t slow down--not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women. Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen. Born luckless, he is the son of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, and he’s desperate for a way out. When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing. Together they follow a twisting map to redemption--or ruin.
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With this powerful, immensely affecting novel Brown comes into his own as a writer of stature. As in his previous books ( Dirty Work ; Big Bad Love ), his subjects are poor Southern rednecks who existSep 30 1991 | Read Full Review of Joe: A Novel
director, concluded that Penn State officials, Paterno included, “exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims.” One Penn State employee says to the author about Paterno, in a quotation that rings across this biography: “Why didn’t he follow up?Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Joe: A Novel
Featuring twelve tracks, it consists of seven originals alongside five cover versions, including a Tom Waits tune, "Feelin' Good" as covered by just about everybody (including John Coltrane, Muse and George Michael), the fabulously titled "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" (previously recorded b...Feb 11 2009 | Read Full Review of Joe: A Novel
Both writers took a few classes at Ole Miss Faulkner because it was expected of a person of his class, sharecropper's son Brown as a part of his quest to make himself a writer.Oct 04 1991 | Read Full Review of Joe: A Novel
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