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A Barry Gifford Reader

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Edited by Thomas A. McCarthyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas A. McCarthy
Foreword by Andrei CodrescuAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Andrei Codrescu

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On Sale: January 04, 2011
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-60980-092-5
Published by : Seven Stories Press Seven Stories Press
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"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the author’s favorite of all his characters, reflects, "wild at heart and weird on top."
The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.
Barry Gifford

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Barry Gifford - The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room
Barry Gifford is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Gifford is considered by many to be among the greatest living American storytellers, one of those who can reveal, in his stories and novels, something we didn’t know that is happening in American hearts. His most recent prose works are Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems, The Roy Stories, and Landscape With Traveler. Gifford lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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