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 publication from America's such a lot heroically bold author, THE EXECUTIONER'S track 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 completed for his crime. to take action, he fought a method that appeared cause on holding him alive lengthy after it had sentenced him to demise. And that struggle for the suitable to die is what made him famous.

Mailer tells not just Gilmore's tale, yet these of the boys and girls stuck within the internet of his existence and drawn into his procession towards the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that conjures up the parched panorama and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S music is a visit down the inaccurate facet of the tracks to the private resource of yank loneliness and violence. it's a towering achievement-impossible to place down, very unlikely to fail to remember.

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