The Executioner's Song - By Norman Mailer

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The Executioner's Song

Written by: Norman Mailer
Category: Non Fiction
Genre: Biography, Literary

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 044658438X
ISBN 13: 9780446584388
Format: paperback
Publisher: Time Warner Trade Publishing
Date Published: May 8th, 2012
Language: English
Edition:
Condition: Very Good
Appearance: The book is in very good condition. The cover shows minimal signs of wear with no significant creases or tears. The spine is intact and the binding is tight. The pages are clean with no markings, highlights, or annotations. The edges of the pages are slightly yellowed due to age but are otherwise in excellent condition.

Synopsis:

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioner's 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 Gilmore's 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 Gilmore's Utah. The Executioner's 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.

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