Fay

Product Number: EB00008914
Released: Mar 31, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781565127326
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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She's had no education, hardly any shelter, and you can't call what her father's been trying to give her since she grew up "love." So, at the ripe age of seventeen, Fay Jones leaves home.She lights out alone, wearing her only dress and rotting sneakers, carrying a purse with a half pack of cigarettes and two dollar bills. Even in 1985 Mississippi, two dollars won't go far on the road. She's headed for the bright lights and big times and even she knows she needs help getting there. But help's not hard to come by when you look like Fay.There's a highway patrolman who gives her a lift, with a detour to his own place. There are truck drivers who pull over to pick her up, no questions asked. There's a crop duster pilot with money for a night or two on the town. And finally there's a strip joint bouncer who deals on the side.At the end of this suspenseful, compulsively readable novel, there are five dead bodies stacked up in Fay's wake. Fay herself is sighted for the last time in New Orleans. She'll make it, whatever making it means, because Fay's got what it takes: beauty, a certain kind of innocent appeal, and the instinct for survival.Set mostly in the seedy beach bars, strip joints, and massage parlors of Biloxi, Mississippi, back before the casinos took over, Fay is a novel that only Larry Brown, the reigning king of Grit Lit, could have written. As the New York Times Book Review once put it, he's "a writer absolutely confident of his own voice. He knows how to tell a story."

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Author(s): Larry Brown
Original Publish Date: Mar 31, 2000

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Fay
Author(s): Larry Brown
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C1337
Released: Jan 18, 2001
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ISBN: #9780788751752
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Fay
Author(s): Larry Brown
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number Z0517
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449874667

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