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The Executioner's Song, A True Life Novel by  Norman Mailer - Hardcover - 2nd printing. Likely book club edition; no pricing on jacket. - 1979 - from Hedgehog's Whimsey Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Executioner's Song, A True Life Novel

by Mailer, Norman

Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Near fine. Minor creasing to front page edges, storage flaw. Slight jacket edge wear. Unmark


Boston.: Little Brown and Company., 1979. 2nd printing. Likely book club edition; no pricing on jacket.. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Near fine. Minor creasing to front page edges, storage flaw. Slight jacket edge wear. Unmarked interior, clean.. Greene, Milton (Author B&W portrait, rear jacket. by). 1 Dark blue cloth over boards. Silver and copper stamped titles on spine. 1056 p. Audience: General/trade. A classic and powerful literary account of the true crime by and punishment of Gary Gilmore, who in early 1977 was executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison in January 1977. Author Norman Mailer writes of Gilmore, of the nine months between his parole until his death for the senseless killings of multiple victims. There is rage, pity, odd humor, sorrow, and love. Mailer interviewed many who had been drawn into the Gilmore story; and he revealed a part of America not earlier exposed: the moneyless side of the American West with its pick-up trucks, trailer parks, petty crimes. The crime had captured the public's attention. This is a work of a journalist, skilled in narrative reporting, in storytelling.
  • Seller: Hedgehog's Whimsey Books US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: Alibris.F5520009391
  • Title: The Executioner's Song, A True Life Novel
  • Author: Mailer, Norman
  • Illustrator: Greene, Milton (Author B&W portrait, rear jacket. by)
  • Format/binding: Hard cover
  • Book condition: Used - Very good in very good dust jacket. Near fine. Minor creasing to front page edges, storage flaw. Slight jacket edge wear. Unmark
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 2nd printing. Likely book club edition; no pricing on jacket.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0316544175
  • ISBN 13: 9780316544177
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company.
  • Place: Boston.
  • Date published: 1979
  • Keywords: Gary Gilmore, murderer|Greene, Milton, photographer
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;


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