Joe (Paperback)

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Joe is Southern literature at its best. The story of a boy in Mississippi struggling to provide for his family and get out from under the thumb of his abusive father, and of a man with one more shot at doing the right thing and living a good life. Joe—and pretty much everything Larry Brown wrote—is a beautiful, touching, simple story with flawed and familiar characters.

— Colin


"Brilliant . . . Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit." --The Washington Post Book World

Now a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green.

Joe Ransom is a hard-drinking ex-con pushing fifty who just won't slow down--not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women. Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen. Born luckless, he is the son of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, and he's desperate for a way out. When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing. Together they follow a twisting map to redemption--or ruin.

Product Details
ISBN: 9782070416608
ISBN-10: 2070416607
Publisher: Gallimard Education
Publication Date: May 1st, 2001
Language: French
Series: Folio Policier