The South Will Rise at Noon by Douglas GloverThe South Will Rise at Noon by Douglas Glover

The South Will Rise at Noon

byDouglas Glover

Paperback | March 18, 2004

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Hot on the heels of Douglas Glover's Governor General's Award for fiction for his riotous novel, Elle, Goose Lane has brought back into print Glover's hilarious novel, The South Will Rise at Noon, originally published in 1988.

At the centre of this story of a modern-day knight errant is Tully Stamper, a bankrupt, a liar, a tippler of corn juice and a deadbeat husband who has abandoned his wife and child no fraudulent psychiatric grounds. He is also one of the world's last innocents. The setting for Tully's adventure is Gomez Gap, Florida, a sliver of the Old South turned into a Hollywood backdrop for the movie recreation of a famous Civil War battle. From the time Tully stumbles out of the swamp and into bed with his sleeping ex-wife and her flamboyant film-director husband Oscar Osterwader to the moment when the enraged citizens of Gomez Gap carry him back to the swamp and leave him chained to a pine tree to die, we are Tully's co-conspirators, his partners in crime, sharing his pain, his optimism and his wayward wit.

A disarmingly intimate and energetic portrait at once hilarious and cautionary, crazy and bittersweet, The South Will Rise at Noon shows off Douglas Glover's true comic form.

Douglas Glover was recipient of the 2006 Writers' Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award for his body of work. His bestselling novel Elle won the Governor-General's Award and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A Guide to Animal Behaviour was a finalist for the 1991 Governor-General's Award, and 16 Categor...
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Title:The South Will Rise at NoonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.42 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:March 18, 2004Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864924089

ISBN - 13:9780864924087

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"A fast, furious, and funny read." — The New York Times Book Review"Among the greatest comic novels ever written by a Canadian." — CBC State of the Arts"A hoot and a half . . . a wonderfully engaging fictional voice . . . a thoroughly enjoyable romp." — The Chicago Tribune"A rollicking and readable portrait of a most unusual man . . . vastly entertaining." — The Globe and Mail"Wonderfully implausible, crazy, hilarious, unexpected — like its hero." — The Kingston Whig-Standard"Riotous, rolling, rambunctious, and compulsively readable." — Books in Canada"Jaunty social commentary in a manic plot . . . wonderfully choreographed." — The Toronto Star