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Brown, Larry 1951-2004

Works: 86 works in 382 publications in 8 languages and 21,024 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3552.R6927, 813.54
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Joe : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,363 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,279 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 )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,201 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
The rabbit factory by Larry Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,109 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
Dirty work : a novel by Larry Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 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
A miracle of catfish : a novel in progress by Larry Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 928 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( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay by Larry Brown( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 682 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
Big bad love : stories by Larry Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 623 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
A miracle of catfish by Larry Brown( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 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 610 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 603 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( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 592 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
Facing the music : stories by Larry Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and French and held by 564 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
The best American short stories, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ex-gedetineerde in Texas sluit vriendschap met een 15-jarige jongen uit een arme familie
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2002( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 156 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 68 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
Billy Ray's farm : essays by Larry Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first work of nonfiction since the acclaimed On Fire, Brown aims for nothing short of ruthlessly capturing the truth of the world in which he has always lived. In the prologue to the book, he tells what it's like to be constantly compared with William Faulkner, a writer with whom he shares inspiration from the Mississippi land. The essays that follow show that influence as undeniable. Here is the pond Larry reclaims and restocks on his place in Tula. Here is the Oxford bar crowd on a wild goose chase to a fabled fishing event. And here is the literary sensation trying to outsmart a wily coyote intent on killing the farm's baby goats. Woven in are intimate reflections on the Southern musicians and writers whose work has inspired Brown's and the thrill of his first literary recognition. But the centerpiece of this book is the title essay which embodies every element of Larry Brown's most emotional attachments-to the family, the land, the animals. This is a book for every Larry Brown fan. It is also an invaluable book for every reader interested in how a great writer responds, both personally and artistically, to the patch of land he lives on
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Fay : a novel
Alternative Names
Larry Brown Amerikaans romanschrijver (1951-2004)

Ларри Браун

لاري براون

لری براون نویسنده آمریکایی


Fay : a novelFather and son : a novelThe rabbit factoryDirty work : a novelA miracle of catfish : a novel in progressThe rabbit factoryBig bad love : storiesFather and son