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The executioner's son

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. (280,000 words).

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  • "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. (280,000 words)."@en
  • "In what is arguably his greatest book--written in 1979 and reissued here in trade paperback--America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of Gary Gilmore, an intractably violent product of America's prisons who--after robbing two men and killing them in cold blood--insisted on dying for his crime."@en
  • "In what is arguably his greatest book--written in 1979 and reissued here in trade paperback--America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of Gary Gilmore, an intractably violent product of America's prisons who---after robbing two men and killing them in cold blood--insisted on dying for his crime."
  • "In what is arguably his greatest book--written in 1979 and reissued here in trade paperback--America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of Gary Gilmore, an intractably violent product of America's prisons who---after robbing two men and killing them in cold blood--insisted on dying for his crime."@en
  • "Reconstructs the crime and fate of Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer who sought his own execution in Utah, based on taped interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and law-enforcement officials."@en
  • "Re-creates the crime, trial and events leading to the execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, who requested the death sentence."
  • "Re-creates the crime, trial and events leading to the execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, who requested the death sentence."@en

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  • "Romány"
  • "Powieść biograficzna amerykańska"
  • "Americké romány"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "American fiction"
  • "Biografické romány"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Biographical fiction"
  • "Biographical fiction"@en
  • "Television plays"
  • "Biographical novels"
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"@en
  • "Roman américain"

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  • "Krvnikova pjesma"
  • "Katova píseň"
  • "Churum ui chogon"
  • "The executioner's son"@en
  • "The Executioner's song : a true life novel"@en
  • "Executioner's song"
  • "The executioner's song"
  • "The executioner's song"@en
  • "The Executioner's song"
  • "Gnadenlos"
  • "Celladın şarkısı"@tr
  • "The Executioner's Song"@en
  • "The Executioner's Song"
  • "Pieśń kata"
  • "Katova pieseň"
  • "Bödelns sång"@sv
  • "Bödelns sång"
  • "Pyövelin laulu"@fi
  • ""The Executioner's song""

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