Twilight: A Novel

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Doubleday Canada, Aug 13, 2010 - Fiction
94 Reviews
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
The writing is mesmerizing. - Goodreads
Plot is excellent and moves well. - Goodreads
William Gay was an incredibly gifted writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Diane Barnes - Goodreads

"It is true this world holds mysteries you do not want to know." My God, what a good book this was! I am quoting another reviewer with that statement, but that speaks my feelings perfectly. Impossible ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sylvia Walker - Goodreads

Probably deserves 4 stars, but you really have to be in the mood to sink your teeth into Southern gothic/ horror. Well written, very tense, very dark. 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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