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In what is arguably his greatest work America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short blighted career of Gary Gil an intractably violent product of America's prisons who became notorious for two reasons first for robbing two men in 1976 then killing them in cold blood and second after being tried and convicted for insisting on dying for his crime To do so he had to fight a system that seemed paradoxically intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to deathNorman Mailer tells Gil's story and those of the men and women caught up in his procession toward the firing squad with implacable authority steely compassion and a restraint that evokes the parched landscapes and stern theology of Gil's Utah The Executioner's Song is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest sources of American loneliness and violence It is a towering achievement impossible to put down impossible to forgetWinner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize

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