Yonder Stands Your Orphan

By: Hannah, Barry

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Barry Hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans. Yonder Stands Your Orphan, his first novel in ten years, was hailed as the "welcome return of a brilliant writer" by The New York Times and Hannah as "the Big Daddy of Southern letters, the mendacity-battling Colossus" by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk. Man Mortimer, a pimp and casino pretty boy who resembles dead country singer Conway Twitty, has just been betrayed, and his revenge becomes a madness that will ravage the Mississippi community of Eagle Lake and give vent to his lifelong fascination with knives. The pompous young sheriff is useless at solving the crimes, so Mortimer's only challengers are three eccentric Christians -- a disgraced doctor and two ex-bikers, all prey to their addictions -- and an African-American Vietnam veteran whose wife is ill with cancer. Mortimer has a hold on each one of them -- a long-standing debt, a forgotten crime, or responsibilities they cannot yet desert. Yonder Stands Your Orphan paints a searing picture of the American South and establishes Barry Hannah once again as one of the most important writers in America.

Title: Yonder Stands Your Orphan

Author Name: Hannah, Barry

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: Stated First Edition/First Printing

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Atlantic Monthly Pr: 2001

ISBN Number: 0871138115

ISBN Number 13: 9780871138118

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Nr. Fine

Jacket Condition: Nr. Fine

Seller ID: 019384