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Little sister death, by William Gay

Label
Little sister death
Title
Little sister death
Statement of responsibility
by William Gay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This horror story from the Southern gothic author Gay (Twilight ), who died in 2012, takes the popular Bell Witch ghost tale as its direct inspiration. David Binder, a budding author in his early 30s, resides in Chicago with his wife, Corrie, where he works his day job at an aircraft parts plant. He breaks through when his debut novel is published in 1980 to much critical acclaim but only tepid commercial sales. After his follow-up novel gets rejected, Binder<U+2019>s literary agent advises him to write a horror novel, which is the current hot-selling genre. He decides to base his third novel on the Bell Witch legend and relocates his family, including his young daughter, Stephanie, to Beale Station, in his native state of Tennessee, to conduct book research. The Binders live in the old homestead, “a ruined backwoods mansion,” where the Bell Witch ghost incidents occurred in the early 19th century. Gay inventively gives his version of the bizarre, often creepy back story about the legend. Though Gay<U+2019>s story feels a bit thin in spots, his signature muscular prose, authentic dialogue, and vivid setting combine to make this posthumous novel a worthwhile read. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 27, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 30, p)
Summary
Writer David Binder researches his next book by taking a lease on a farm house rumored to be the site of nineteenth century hauntings, insanity, and murder and feels himself obssessively drawn into the evil past of the site
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449958
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gay, William
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A985
LC item number
L58 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Fairies
  • Folklore
  • Legends
Target audience
adult
Label
Little sister death, by William Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781938103131
Lccn
2015008018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 904335837
  • (OCoLC)904335837
Label
Little sister death, by William Gay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781938103131
Lccn
2015008018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 904335837
  • (OCoLC)904335837

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