Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Jack and Norman: a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song"

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Description
"This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer's help, Abbott quickly became the literary "it boy" of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott's book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer's true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now distinguished professor Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years, a fascinating story that has never before been told"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781250106995
9781250107008
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID249bf847-0439-0d26-128f-a86bbbed2ff4
Grouping Titlejack and norman a state raised convict and the legacy of norman mailers the executioners song
Grouping Authorjerome loving
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-01 02:30:52AM
Last Indexed2020-12-01 02:50:21AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781250106995

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorLoving, Jerome, 1941-
author_displayLoving, Jerome
available_at_catalogCentral
Rio Linda
detailed_location_catalogCentral
Rio Linda
display_description"This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer's help, Abbott quickly became the literary "it boy" of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott's book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer's true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now distinguished professor Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years, a fascinating story that has never before been told"--
format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id249bf847-0439-0d26-128f-a86bbbed2ff4
isbn9781250106995
9781250107008
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b24662781.i75435123Rio Linda813.54 M219zL 20171falsefalseOn Shelfrioag
ils:.b24662781.i75435111Central813.54 M219zL 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:823aa8fc-00f8-4c5f-b596-e1d97236dde8-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2020-12-01T10:50:21.088Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog813.54 M219zL 2017
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCentral
Rio Linda
primary_isbn9781250106995
publishDate2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b24662781BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishThomas Dunne Books, 2017.xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
overdrive:823aa8fc-00f8-4c5f-b596-e1d97236dde8eBookeBookEnglishSt. Martin's Publishing Group2017
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24662781.i75435123On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24662781.i75435111On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:823aa8fc-00f8-4c5f-b596-e1d97236dde8-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAbbott, Jack Henry, -- 1944-
Abbott, Jack Henry, -- 1944- -- In the belly of the beast
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Biographies
Journalists -- United States -- Biography
Mailer, Norman -- Friends and associates
Mailer, Norman. -- Executioner's song
Murderers -- United States -- Biography
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography
title_displayJack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song"
title_fullJack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song" / Jerome Loving
Jack and Norman A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song"
title_shortJack and Norman
title_suba state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song"
topic_facetAbbott, Jack Henry
Authors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Friends and associates
Journalists
Mailer, Norman
Murderers
Nonfiction
Prisoners
True Crime