Saturday, May 30, 2009

Gifford Publishes Final Installment of "Sailor & Lula" Saga

Barry Gifford has published The Imagination of the Heart (Seven Stories Press), the final chapter in his ongoing saga of Sailor Ripley & Lula Pace Fortune.

I find Gifford's writing to be extraordinarily cinematic, telling many stories through short, punchy, dialogue-laden chapters (and in the process offering heavy nods to classic pulp novels, film noir and the dark underbelly of American culture); not surprisingly, a few of his works have been translated to screen, most notably the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart, based on the Gifford novel of the same name and starring Nicolas Cage (before he started doing silly shit like stealing cars and setting his skull on fire) and Laura Dern as Sailor and Lula, respectively...

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