Deliverance

Product Number: EB00157983
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307483706
Publisher: Delta
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Description

"You're hooked, you feel every cut, grope up every cliff, swallow water with every spill of the canoe, sweat with every draw of the bowstring. Wholly absorbing [and] dramatic."-Harper's Magazine The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance. Praise for Deliverance "Once read, never forgotten."-Newport News Daily Press "A tour de force...?ow a man acts when shot by an arrow, what it feels like to scale a cliff or to capsize, the ironic psychology of fear: these things are conveyed with remarkable descriptive writing."-The New Republic "Freshly and intensely alive...?ith questions that haunt modern urban man."-Southern Review "A fine and honest book that hits the reader's mind with the sting of a baseball just caught in the hand."-The Nation "[James Dickey's] language has descriptive power not often matched in contemporary American writing."-Time "A harrowing trip few readers will forget."-Asheville Citizen-Times "A novel that will curl your toes...?ickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."-New York Times Book Review "A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."-The New Yorker

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Author(s): James Dickey
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2008

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