Twilight: A Novel

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Doubleday Canada, Aug 13, 2010 - Fiction
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Suspecting that something is amiss with their fatherís burial, teenager Kenneth Tyler and his sister Corrie venture to his gravesite and make a horrific discovery: their father, a whiskey bootlegger, was not actually buried in the casket they bought for him. Worse, they learn that the undertaker, Fenton Breece, has been grotesquely manipulating the dead.

Armed with incriminating photographs, Tyler becomes obsessed with bringing the perverse undertaker to justice. But first, he must outrun Granville Sutter, a local strongman and convicted murderer hired by Fenton to destroy the evidence. With his poetic, haunting prose, William Gay rewrites the rules of the gothic fairytale while exploring the classic Southern themes of good and evil.


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Gothic southern fried story telling at its best. - Goodreads
Gay wastes no time setting up the plot. - Goodreads
Character development is outstanding. - Goodreads
Decent plot, tiresome prose. - Goodreads
The writing is mesmerizing. - Goodreads
So for a change of pace - highly recommended. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Konstantin - Goodreads

A very interesting book about murder, most in cold blood, and the struggle to survive. Tyler is being chased all over his hometown, up mountains and down rivers. A very fast-pace book. It has to do ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Ford - Goodreads

Published in 2006, six years before William Gay's death, Twilight chronicles a young man's flight through rural Tennessee as he tries to outrun a psychopathic murderer-for-hire set on his trail by a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
39
Section 3
65
Section 4
68
Section 5
83
Section 6
93
Section 7
114
Section 8
117
Section 9
137
Section 10
140
Section 11
141
Section 12
199
Section 13
202
Section 14
212
Section 15
222
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

William Gay lives in Hohenwald, Tennessee. He is the author of the novels The Long Home and Provinces of the Night, and the short story collection I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down.


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