qEverything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels, q declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emergeaa full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Giffordas unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the authoras favorite of all his characters, reflects, qwild at heart and weird on top.q The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.One-Eyed Jacks is not a masterpiece, like Peckinpaha#39;s The Wild Bunch, but Ia#39;ll always remember Brandoa#39;s Rio, The Kid, goading Maidena#39;s ... It may as well have been the poet saying aquot;How do you like your blueeyed boy now, mister death?
|Title||:||The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room|
|Publisher||:||Seven Stories Press - 2011-01-04|