Arise and Walk

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Hyperion, Jul 7, 1994 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Continues the acclaimed account of Southern eccentrics that began in Night People, with a colorful collection of righteous New Orleans misfits--including televangelists, escaped convicts, vengeful feminists, and disgraced clergymen.

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Religion and violence form an unholy alliance in this broad, black satire of fanaticism. The first section involves a disgraced black minister who attempts to assassinate a racist politician-a ... Read full review


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Poet, novelist, and playwright Barry Gifford was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 18, 1946. He briefly attended both the University of Missouri and Cambridge University. He published a book of poems in 1973 and started writing novels in 1980. He collaborated with David Lynch on Lost Highway and the HBO series Hotel Room. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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