I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

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Author: Earle, Steve

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 256

EAN: 9780547754437

Release Date: 22-05-2012

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit, and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is like a dream you can't shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.' -Patti Smith 'Shot through with humor and insight and . . . enough action and intriguing characters in it to keep readers turning pages.' - Boston Globe Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams. Literally. In 1963, ten years after he may have given Hank the morphine shot that killed him, Doc has lost his license. Living in the red-light district of San Antonio, he performs abortions and patches up the odd knife wound to feed his addiction. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc's services, miraculous things begin to happen. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except, maybe, for Hank's angry ghost-who isn't at all pleased to seeDoc doing well. Review A deft, big-spirited novel about sin, faith, redemption, and the family of man . . . You keep reading and you keep believing." - Entertainment Weekly 'Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit, and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is like a dream you can't shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.' -Patti Smith 'Shot through with humor and insight and . . . enough action and intriguing characters in it to keep readers turning pages.' - Boston Globe 'Earle's writing never lacks heart.' - New York Times Book Review 'As he does in his songs, Earle finds the tenuous points of emotional connection between characters who are living not only on the edges of their own ability to cope, but often on the very margins of society itself.' - Rolling Stone "This subtle and dramatic book is the work of a brilliant songwriter who has moved from song to orchestral ballad with astonishing ease." -Michael Ondaatje "Earle has delivered plenty of potent messages during his turbulent career, but he has never pricked the public's conscience in as many different ways . . . The renegade troubadour-turned-renaissance man . . . challenge[s] audiences to think about mortality, redemption, addiction, artistic commitment and other soul-searing questions." - USA Today "Raw, honest and unafraid, this novel veers in and out of the lives of its many memorable characters with flawless pitch. Steve Earle has given us dozens of remarkable songs, he has given us a dazzling collection of short stories, and now here's his first novel, a doozy from a great American storyteller." -Tom Franklin "Earle is pointing out that in fiction reality can merge with myth in the service of a larger truth . . . [ I'll Never Get out of This World Alive ] aspires to a certain gritty transcendence . . . [and] comes with a mythic underpinning, a touch of the mysteries." - Los Angeles Times "Iconic country-rocker Earle's imaginative first novel follows the troubled life of Doc Ebersole, who may have supplied the shot of morphine that killed country legend Hank Williams . . . Earle draws on the rough-and-tumble tenderness in his music to create a witty, heartfelt story of hope, forgiveness, and redemption." - Booklist "This is an impressive debut novel. The characters are unforgettable, and the plot moves like a fast train. A fantastic mixture of hard reality and dark imagination." -Thomas Cobb "Earle has created a potent blend of realism and mysticism in this compelling, morally complex story of troubled souls striving for a last chance at redemption. Musician, actor, and now novelist-is there another artist in America with such wide-ranging talent?" -Ron Rash "In this spruce debut novel . . . hard-core troubadour Earle ponders miracles, morphine, and mortality . . .With its Charles Portis vibe and the author's immense cred as a musician and actor, this should have no problem finding the wide audience it deser

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