Tupelo Nights Author:John Ed Bradley Special Reader's Edition — Every few years a first novel turns up and immediately creates an air of excitement and anticipation - not only within the publishing house but throughout the industry, at home and abroad. — Tupelo Nights is such a book. Already hotly contested for among foreign publishers - and sold, before Frankfurt and long before pu... more »blication, in two countries - and scheduled to be excerpted in Esquire, John Ed Bradley's first novel has every sign of becoming the literary debut of the spring of 1988, and a book that we will all be talking about - and reading- for years. The first advance comment is from John Fowles: "A vividly imagined and sad-voiced novel of the sour end of an American Dream."
Never has the archetypal small-town, coming-of-age story been more beautifully and even shockingly told, nor passion and misguided love more powerfully captured. Tupelo Nights marks the beginning of a career that has every promise of greatness.
John Ed Bradley wa born in 1958 in Opelpousas, Louisiana, and was an all-star on the Louisiana State football team in Baton Rouge. His sports feature writing for The Washington Post was nominated for a Pulitzer in 1985. Bradley now lives in Washington D.C., where he is at work on his second novel.« less