The Executioner's Song

byNorman MailerForeword byDAVE EGGERS

May 8, 2012|
The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
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Norman Mailer''s Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the greatest book from America''s most heroically ambitious writer,The Executioner''s Songfollows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous.

Mailer tells not only Gilmore''s story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore''s Utah.The Executioner''s Songis a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget.
Norman Mailerwas born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of theVillage Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, includingThe Naked and the Dead;The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize;The Executioner''s So...
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Title:The Executioner's Song
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:1136 pages, 9 X 6 X 2.5 in
Shipping dimensions:1136 pages, 9 X 6 X 2.5 in
Published:May 8, 2012
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780446584388

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