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Brown, Larry 1951-2004

Overview
Works: 88 works in 408 publications in 9 languages and 20,749 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Actor
Classifications: PS3552.R6927, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Larry Brown
 
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Joe : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Average guy Joe Ransom meets fifteen-year-old Gary Jones and offers him a chance at life
Fay : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Fay flees her abusive father and the migrant labor camps of her childhood and hitchhikes through Mississippi
Father and son : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men square off in a Mississippi town over a woman. One is the sheriff who loves her, the other a returned convict who is father of her child, but refuses to acknowledge paternity. A five-day drama by the author of Dirty Work
Dirty work : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men who were born and raised together, fought in the Vietnam War, and were seriously injured meet again twenty-two years later in a VA hospital, where they recount their memories and form a bond with one another
The rabbit factory by Larry Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy social misfit, his much-younger wife, a runaway, and a big-hearted prostitute find their lives intersecting in the wake of quirky gangster activities, strait-laced professors, and fast-and-loose police officers
A miracle of catfish : a novel in progress by Larry Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the low hills just outside Oxford, Mississippi ... is the story of one year in the lives of four men and one little boy. ... There is Cortez Sharp, a farmer with a terrible secret and a newly dug pond he is stocking with catfish. Tommy Bright, from Arkansas, has a fish-stocking business he's all but gambled away. Cleve, a black neighbor down the road, has a daughter who's taken up with a man so unworthy he doesn't deserve to live. Little Jimmy, whose daddy gave him a go-kart, has the bad luck to have been born to that daddy, a man beyond redemption. And then there's Ursula, the mother of all catfish, who has her own secret life near the bottom of Cortez's pond."--Publisher's description
The rabbit factory by Larry Brown( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Big bad love : stories by Larry Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Brown caught the rapt attention of readers and critics with the 1988 publication of Facing the Music, his prize-winning first collection of stories. The following year, his first novel, Dirty Work, won national acclaim as a work of uncompromising power and honesty. Big Bad Love, his third book, collects ten new stories. Dealing with sex, with drink, with fear, with all kinds of bad luck and obsession, these stories are unflinching and not for the fainthearted. But as is true of all of Brown's fiction, these ten stories are linked in a collective statement of redemption and hope. These stories come as close to the truth as any human expression can
Facing the music : stories by Larry Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and French and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories confront the dark side of human life as characters are challenged by crisis and pathology, including how a couple faces the disfigurement of cancer in the bedroom, the rationalizations of a wife beater, or the mind of a teenage killer
Fay by Larry Brown( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Fay sparks changes in everyone she meets on her journey from her squalid childhood home to Biloxi, Mississippi
A miracle of catfish by Larry Brown( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy's daddy isn't much of a father. He'd much rather lie under the chassis of a '55 Chevy than bother with a son. Jimmy knows it, so he figures he'll leave his daddy alone as much as he can. When next-door neighbor Cortez starts trucking in catfish for his new pond, Jimmy thinks he's found a friend. But Cortez has enough problems of his own--a spitfire daughter who's son has Tourette's, a farm hand who might be a murderer, and a deep, dark secret of his own locked away in the barn
Dirty work by Larry Brown( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying together in hospital, two Southern, Vietnam War veterans, one without arms or legs, the other without a face, reveal how they came to be what they are and what they hope to become
Father and son by Larry Brown( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After serving several years in prison, Glenn Davis returns to his rural Mississippi home, where he forges a path of destruction and violence that finally leads him to a stand-off with Sheriff Bobby Blanchard
Joe by Larry Brown( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi countryside is Joe Ransom's world. There, whiskey, fast trucks and a hard right fists are the badges of manhood. But middle age is approaching, and Joe tries to not think too much about the future
The best American short stories, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"100 other distinguished short stories of the year 1988": pages [326]-329
Joe by David Gordon Green( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-living ex-con who is the unlikeliest of role models, but when he meets a troubled fifteen-year-old homeless boy in need of help from a violent and destitute father, Joe is faced with the heartbreaking choice of redemption or ruin
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2002( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by writers with Southern backgrounds deal with the modern problems of life in the South
Big bad love( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon is a Vietnam veteran who is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he has problems with alcohol. Yet even when Leon manages to catch up on alimony and child support payments, things in his life seem to decline further, until a sudden tragedy catches him off guard
Tell about the South : voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Almost criminal by E. R Brown( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charming, wealthy Randle Kennedy has a secret: he's British Columbia's most prolific producer of boutique marijuana. He's developed strains of B.C. Bud to please the most sophisticated palates and produce any desired effect, from a light contemplative buzz to the most mind-warping stone. His medical varieties offer relief for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Come legalization, he'll be the first on the market with marijuana's answer to single-malt Scotch. Until that day, he runs a tight operation with terrorist-cell security. Tate MacLane is brilliant, miserable, and broke. Since graduating from high school at age 14, he's failed at university, failed to support his family, failed at everything except making a superb caffe latte. Randle wants a fresh face to front his transactions. Tate desperately needs a mentor and yearns for respect. And money ... Then there are the bikers, the muscle with the cross-border connections that Randle needs to bring his product to the American market. Soon Tate finds out that it's harder to get out of the business than to get in."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Fay : a novel
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Fay : a novelFather and son : a novelDirty work : a novelThe rabbit factoryA miracle of catfish : a novel in progressThe rabbit factoryBig bad love : storiesFacing the music : stories
Alternative Names
Larry Brown Amerikaans romanschrijver (1951-2004)

Ларри Браун

لاري براون

لری براون نویسنده آمریکایی

拉利·布朗

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