Deliverance

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Houghton Mifflin, 1970 - Fiction - 278 pages
18 Reviews
Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood.


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.

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I want to do this book justice with my review but I am not sure that I can. First, I should say that I feel my experience was enhanced by the fact that I listened to this story, read by Will Patton ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Katz - Goodreads

This is truly one of the of the great American novels. The movie is justifiably famous, yes, and entertaining, but the book is something altogether different. This is not an action plot, or a story of ... Read full review

About the author (1970)

James Dickey was born in Atlanta. One of America's best known poets and a winner of the National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice, he is the author of the National bestseller To The White Sea, a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Carolina Professor and Poet-in-Residence at the university of South Carolina.

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