The Executioner's Song

The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer 044658438X 9780446584388
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Norman Mailers Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the greatest book from Americas most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioners Song follows 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 Gilmores 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 Gilmores Utah. The Executioners Song is 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.      

Author: Norman Mailer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 1136

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: 2012-05-08


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