Author(s): James Dickey


"You're hooked, you feel every cut, grope up every cliff, swallow water with every spill of the canoe, sweat with every draw of the bowstring. Wholly absorbing and] dramatic."--Harper's Magazine


The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.


Praise for Deliverance


"Once read, never forgotten."--Newport News Daily Press

"A tour de force . . . How a man acts when shot by an arrow, what it feels like to scale a cliff or to capsize, the ironic psychology of fear: these things are conveyed with remarkable descriptive writing."--The New Republic

"Freshly and intensely alive . . . with questions that haunt modern urban man."--Southern Review

"A fine and honest book that hits the reader's mind with the sting of a baseball just caught in the hand."--The Nation

" James Dickey's] language has descriptive power not often matched in contemporary American writing."--Time

"A harrowing trip few readers will forget."--Asheville Citizen-Times


"A novel that will curl your toes . . . Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."--New York Times Book Review


"A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."--The New Yorker


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  • : 9780747578697
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : allenu
  • : September 2005
  • : 1.6 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.6 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : James Dickey
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  • : English
  • : 813/.5/4
  • : 254