Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010
A Novel by Barry Hannah Grove Press (Paperback, $12.00, ISBN: 0802135692, 5/1998) Barry Hannah's first novel, Geronimo Rex, was awarded the William Faulkner Prize and nominated for the National Book Award. The novel depicts the life story of its main character, Harriman Monroe, from age 8 in Dream of Pines, Louisiana, to age 23, when he is newly married and enrolled in the graduate English program at the University of Arkansas. Inspired by the great Geronimo's brash, outrageous rampage through the Old West, Harry takes on the American South of the 1950s and '60s. Alongside the sex, love, lies, and lunacies of adolescent awakening, Harry also faces a world plagued by violent reality and giddy―like Harry himself―with a sense of unlimited possibility.