Three Delays: A Novel

Paperback | May 18, 2010

byCharlie Smith

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“Mind-blowing… This isn’t Smith’s first tale of toxic and nihilistic obsession, but it is his most ravishing, painfully funny, and wildly mythic.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Smith is not only a spectacular stylist but also a visionary.” —Washington Post Book World

From Charlie Smith (Cheap Ticket to Heaven, Chimney Rock, Shine Hawk), author of three New York Times Notable Books and a literary stylist whose “writing can make the mountains ring" (New York Times Book Review), comes his first novel in more than a decade, Three Delays, which follows the troubled lives of two lovers as they combat their passions and each other. In the words of James Dickey, "Writers after Charlie Smith will have to take him into account, but I doubt if any will equal or surpass him."

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“Mind-blowing… This isn’t Smith’s first tale of toxic and nihilistic obsession, but it is his most ravishing, painfully funny, and wildly mythic.” — Booklist (starred review) “Smith is not only a spectacular stylist but also a visionary.” —Washington Post Book World From Charlie Smith (Cheap Ticket to Heaven, Chimney Rock, Shine Hawk),...

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Billy Brent and Alice Stephens are star-crossed like all great lovers. Their need for each other drives them from Istanbul to Miami, Venice to Mexico. After years of encounters and escapes, they lose themselves deep in a desert wilderness, searching for a way forward, only to learn that sometimes the trail simply forks.From Charlie Smi...

Charlie Smith, the author of seven novels and seven books of poetry, has won the Aga Khan Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His writing has appeared inThe New Yorker, theParis Review,Harper's, theNew Republic, theNew York Times, theNation, and many other magazines and journals. Three ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:May 18, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061859451

ISBN - 13:9780061859458

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“Like Under the Volcano, fueled by every drug in the world instead of mezcal, Charlie Smith’s first novel in fourteen years tracks a pair of twisted lovers across hot and sweaty locales.”