Unlimited [Memoir Book] ☆ Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels - by Barry Gifford ✓

By Barry Gifford | Comments: ( 975 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

On the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford s international bestseller, Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d Or winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor Lula The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, the Romeo and Juliet of the SoOn the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford s international bestseller, Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d Or winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor Lula The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, the Romeo and Juliet of the South Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango also made into a feature film , Sailor s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart.


  • Title: Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels
  • Author: Barry Gifford
  • ISBN: 9781583229101
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and film noir and Beat Generation influenced literary madness.He is described by Patrick Beach as being like if John Updike had an evil twin that grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and wrote funny He is best known for his series of novels about Sailor and Lula, two sex driven, star crossed protagonists on the road The first of the series, Wild at Heart, was adapted by director David Lynch for the 1990 film of the same title Gifford went on to write the screenplay for Lost Highway with Lynch Much of Gifford s work is nonfiction.



Comments Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels

  • Nate D

    Individual reviews scattered through sub-works of this endless omnibus. Overall impressions? Gifford created a pulp universe of the grimy American South, one of pithy conversations, surreal side stories, mysterious-yet-banal alignments, and non-sequitur digressions. A bit weirder than real life, sometimes exactly as weird as real life. In practice, the fresher initial works, Wild at Heart and Perdita Durango, hold up best as individual novels, but there's much to be said for the lifetime-spannin [...]


  • Darin

    Outside of genre fiction, few authors have created a series of novels as successfully as Philip Roth. In fact, he can be credited with three series – the Zuckerman, Roth and Kepesh books. While the books in each series can essentially be read in any order, excepting those collected in Zuckerman Bound, the characters stand out as memorable, both expressing and transcending their Jewishness.Barry Gifford has done the same with his Sailor and Lula novels, a series of seven stories in the life cyc [...]


  • Mark

    A long ride that was often wild but sometimes disappointing. Gifford has a true poet's skill for dialect, dialogue and--in the final novel--believable first person narrative voice flowing from mostly Lula's soul. If you love love stories and can get behind weird shit for its own sake, this is recommended. I experienced some tedium throughout and especially toward the end. I thought the penultimate novel in the collection verged on a writer tired of the world and characters he had created at best [...]


  • Chas

    A really wonderful collection of linked novellas, that sort of feel like memoirs written by an inbred, bastard stepchild of Denis Johnson and Jim Thompson. It really feels like one long novel, and I can't imagine reading these as separate installments (though they were published over 20 years). There's a weird thing going on with the internal chronology, though -- did anyone else notice this? If Lula is 80 right after Katrina, wouldn't that mean the first book, "Wild at Heart" is set in the mid- [...]


  • Matt

    These seven novels (except one) relate a series of bizarre events in the life Sailor and Lula shared. While leaning towards the outrageous, the beauty of the books is their presentation of the enduring love of Sailor and Lula through and, apparently, beyond time. Barry Gifford has created the perfect writing style for the telling of these stories. With a marvelously quotidian attention to detail, the author nevertheless writes tales that are wildly imaginative. The series comprises the unique wo [...]


  • Kristy

    You are probably familiar with Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune from David Lynch's interpretation of the first novel in this collection in his movie Wild at Heart -- but there is so much more to their story. This collection of short novels, published over a period of 20 years, follows the modern day Romeo and Juliet past the ending of Lynch's movie and through to the end of their lives. Amazingly fun to read and filled with southern smoothness, side stories, amazing names, just enough sex, an [...]


  • Luke Hays

    The only story worth checking out is Wild At Heart. The other stories are boring and uninteresting.


  • Frank Thirdeyed

    So, since this is an omnibus I’ll write a few words about each book as I go along. More as a note to self, cause my brain is like a collander and I want to remember what my thoughts were on each book individually.Wild at Heart: 4.2 starsNow it’s been ages since I saw the David Lynch movie, but I remember it as a fun romp filled with cartoonish violence, weird humour and a fairytale-like (Wizard of Oz, was it?) plot. The book is none of that, except for the weird humour, I guess.I’d call it [...]


  • Greg

    Lordy, this book took me a long time. I had to move it in and out of my top "currently reading" spot several times, even setting it aside for months at a time. Not that I mind, because it was good. Like any omnibus, it can be tough getting through all the books within. I personally tend to get a sort of tunnel vision whenever I try to read any whole series straight through, where I just start breezing through pages without absorbing them. That's when I know I need a break for a good long while, [...]


  • Adam

    An incredibly moving story of wild romance. Also the first book I read out loud to my infant daughter--possibly inappropriate content, so I'm glad she won't understand English for at least a few more months. What a whirlwind. Could have read this forever.


  • Fae

    It's hard to describe why I loved this so much. I guess I just did. It's 7 stories and whilst they're not all worthy of five stars, the book as a whole is.I have seen the film based off the first book, Wild at Heart and so for a while, it was hard to see Sailor as anything but Nic Cage, that wears off after a bit though. It was lond of jarring to have the descriptions of Lula and Perdita to be so very different to their representations on the big screen, lots of specific mentions of black hair, [...]


  • Jeff Buddle

    There are seven short novels in this 500 page omnibus and I'd say 4 of them are worth the ride. The others are relatively uneven, and the last one is something of a slog. I found myself skimming some pages of the last book, just wanting the whole thing to end. Nonetheless, Gifford is a born storyteller, creating his own hothouse version of the American South and then inventing little potboiler stories within this hyper-violent world. His short, punchy chapters keep the plots rolling, but his ear [...]


  • Andrea

    Absolutely loved reading this big ol' saga. Yeah, OK, there might be a few things that could have been done differently, but these novels are just so tasty and absorbing that any little imperfection is gloriously outweighed by the sheer pleasure of reading about these two unforgettable lambs wanderlusting in a world of wolves. And what wolves! Equally vivid and unforgettable. My only real regret, which perturbed me while reading the last novel, was the evaporation and replacement of dear Beanie' [...]


  • Frank Hoppe

    While this physical book may be of an imposing size for many readers, clocking in at over 600 pages, the book is an easy, entertaining read, crafted to a noirish sensibility and a 21st century attention span. Each chapter runs to 2 or 3 pages, the perfect length for someone reading in bed to settle their minds and fade to sleep. I loved this book, with its craziness and random violence set off with a wonderfully sweey and romantic set of central characters.


  • Gonzalo Oyanedel

    La loca fuga amorosa de dos jóvenes que renegaron de la adultez buscando su lugar en la América Profunda. Episodios breves encadenados en un relato mayor que coquetea con el noir y la franqueza del cuento contemporáneo.


  • Brandi

    shit. this is so mediocre, I'm not sure if I can even finish it maybe my timing is wrong. I loved wild at heart.i tried. tomorrow i'mma read a different book.


  • Joey Lewandowski

    Sailor and Lula have the greatest love story of all time.


  • Sara

    I'm convinced more than ever that I need to take a road trip through the South.


  • Eric Denny

    First two novels crackle, the others fizzle progressively.


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