The Executioner's Song

The Executioner's Song

Norman Mailer


Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable vintage approximately convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the best ebook from America's such a lot heroically formidable author, THE EXECUTIONER'S tune follows the quick, blighted lifetime of Gary Gilmore who grew to become recognized after he robbed males in 1976 and killed them in chilly blood. After being attempted and convicted, he instantly insisted on being performed for his crime. to take action, he fought a process that appeared cause on protecting him alive lengthy after it had sentenced him to loss of life. And that struggle for the precise to die is what made him famous.

Mailer tells not just Gilmore's tale, yet these of the lads and girls stuck within the internet of his lifestyles and drawn into his procession towards the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that inspires the parched panorama and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S tune is a visit down the inaccurate part of the tracks to the inner most resource of yankee loneliness and violence. it's a towering achievement-impossible to place down, most unlikely to fail to remember.

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