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Author:
Larry Brown
ISBN13:
978-0708958674
ISBN:
0708958672
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Publisher:
Niagara; Large Print edition (December 1, 1998)
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Genre Fiction
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1521 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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Here is something by and about Larry Brown to get yourself ready to read Father and Son. Always good, I think, to know a little bit about the author.

Here is something by and about Larry Brown to get yourself ready to read Father and Son. He says, I try to start with trouble on the first page, trouble on the first page.

This is a work of fiction. A Miracle of Catfish. Larry Brown, Father and Son. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. All names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. No reference to any real person is intended or should be inferred. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Reckon magazine, where an excerpt from this novel first appeared.

Dirty Work, Father and Son. Larry Brown (July 9, 1951 – November 24. .His notable works include Dirty Work, Father and Son, Joe and Big Bad Love. Larry Brown (July 9, 1951 – November 24, 2004) was an American novelist, non-fiction and short story writer. He won numerous awards including the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for fiction, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award, and Mississippi's Governor's Award For Excellence in the Arts. The latter was adapted for a 2001 film of the same name, starring Debra Winger and Arliss Howard. His nonfiction book On Fire describes how Brown, having trouble with sleeping at the fire station, would stay up to read and write while the other firefighters slept.

It's hard not to like Larry Brown because just about every sentence packs some effort into it, and many of them in this book are strong.

Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). It's hard not to like Larry Brown because just about every sentence packs some effort into it, and many of them in this book are strong. But the book lacks the heart that Brown's other novels have-the main character here is fairly flat and unsympathetic. The story really comes together in a ham-fisted way.

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Father and Son tells the story of five days following Glen Davis’s return to the small Mississippi town where he grew . This classic face-off of good against evil is told in the clear, unflinching voice that won Larry Brown some of literature’s most prestigious awards.

Father and Son tells the story of five days following Glen Davis’s return to the small Mississippi town where he grew up. Five days. In this daring psychological thriller, these are five days you’ll never forget.

Glen Davis is a bad seed. Within thirty-six hours of being back in the small Mississippi town where he grew up, Glen has robbed his war-crippled father, bullied and humiliated his younger brother, and rejected his son, David. The sheriff of the town, Bobby Blanchard, is as different from Glen as can be imagined, but in love with the same woman - the mother of Glen's illegitimate son. Bobby finds himself sorting through the mayhem Glen leaves in his wake - a murdered bar owner, a rape, and Glen's terrorized family - and tension builds like a Mississippi thunderstorm about to break loose.
  • I'm so impressed with this book I've read it twice. Set in the Mississippi Delta among the rural poor, Brown digs deep into character with nuance and courage. There are surprises, but mostly I'm in awe of the depth of understanding of people who are hard to understand. Wonderful writing, great characterization. Highly recommended.

  • Spoilers Ahead:

    I have to agree with another reviewer here that the fate of Glen was anti-climatic. We have what is believed to be a buildup between the "good guy" and the "bad guy" and the "good guy" is taking a nap. Literally. In fact, Bobby was a pretty boring protagonist. Outside of work, all he did was drink some beers on his porch, brood over Jewel, and sleep. I'm not even sure what the point of Bobby was, as his two arrests had nothing to do with what the story was about, unless I missed something (the man who killed his father and the man who killed his kid). It had zero to do with Glen. In fact, the murder he was responsible for looks to go unsolved (we readers know, however.)

    The author did build it up like there was going to be a showdown between Glen and Bobby (they have words right at the beginning) and Bobby spends some of his time looking for Glen (for a small town, Glen was sure hard to find, despite driving around drunk most of the time) and Glen spends time talking trash to Jewel that he'll take care of Bobby (and never makes a move to confront him.)

    I don't know. It would be like in "Return Of The Jedi" after all the buildup from the previous movies instead of Luke and Vader confronting each other, Lando ends up killing Vader.

  • I suppose I am a Larry Brown fan in that "Father and Son" was the third of his books that I've read this year (the first two being "Joe" and "Fay"). In "Father and Son," Brown gives us the classic confrontation of good (Sheriff Bobby and most of the other characters) verses evil (Glen, just released from prison) in the uneducated rural south of the late 60's. The good guys smoke heavily, guzzle whiskey and beer like water, and often gamble above their heads. The bad guy does the same, plus kills, rapes, and assaults. I kept thinking to myself that all of these people, both good and bad, would die prematurely of cancer, heart disease, or cirrhosis of the liver. But given the extremely tedious and uneventful lives of these people, I couldn't really blame them.

    Anyway, after evil Glen gets out of jail, he has some old scores to settle, and seemingly no one, not Virgil -- his father, Randolph (a/k/a "Puppy")-- his brother, Jewel -- his former girlfriend and mother of his child, nor Sheriff Bobby, can do anything to stop him. It is hardly a surprise that Bobby's and Glen's life intersect in more ways than one.

    Brown is quite a unique voice in describing life in the uneducated rural south, which, to us Northeasterners, is a strange place indeed! I'm just not sure what it adds to his story to describe a character lighting up or smoking a cigarette, and/or drinking whisky, on every single page. Still, I recommend "Father and Son" to those who like this type of literature, as I do Brown's "Joe" and "Fay," both of which, in my opinion, were slightly better.

  • I am about halfway through this amazing novel and thought I'd check out the reviews to see what others though of it. I then read a Publisher's Weekly review which contains a major spoiler. Amazon really needs to preview what they publish on their book pages. The same thing happened to me with The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. For the readers, I say you owe it to yourself to read Father and Son. To Amazon, I say be a bit more responsible to your customers.

  • I grew up in a small town 90 miles from Oxford, in a poor family whose father was an alcoholic. I am very familiar with the people Larry Brown writes about. You may think he is just making it up. He isn't. They're what we call down here white trash. These people scared me as a boy and they still scare me. I am afraid of them but they're not afraid of me. They're not afraid of anybody. Larry Brown is an updated Faulkner, able to use the real words that these people use, not encumbered by the censorship that existed during Faulkner's time. He is the best since Faulkner and I applaud his genius. Unfortunately we know how most of these people end up, destroying themselves and their families. I have only lived in the South, but I assume there are white trash everywhere.(Read Steinbeck) Even though I would probably be called a liberal and believe in helping people, especially children, I also understand that the welfare system has contributed to the sustaining of this life style. People do not have to live that way and I am proof.
    Sad fact is, these people are more interesting than middle class people who pay their bills and obey the laws. I like to read about them, but I don't want to get any closer than a book.