Lewis Nordan





Lewis Nordan


Born
in Forest, Mississippi, The United States
August 23, 1939

Died
April 13, 2012

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Lewis Nordan (August 23, 1939 – April 13, 2012) was an American writer.
Nordan was born to Lemuel and Sara Bayles in Forest, Mississippi, grew up in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He received his B.A. at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, his M.A. from Mississippi State University, and his Ph.D. from Auburn University in Alabama. In 1983, at age forty-five, Nordan published his first collection of stories, Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair. The collection established him as a writer in the grotesque Southern tradition of William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, and Flannery O'Connor. It also established a place for Nordan’s fiction, the fictional Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delt
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Music of the Swamp

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The Sharpshooter Blues

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Lightning Song

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Sugar Among the Freaks

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Boy with Loaded Gun: A Memoir

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The All-Girl Football Team

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Welcome to the Arrow-Catche...

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Would You Shut Up, Please

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“There were happy days, with watermelon, and sad days of whiskey.”
Lewis Nordan

“A thousand times, when the train slowed or stopped, I thought of jumping off. I wanted to die in a ditch. I wanted to disappear. I wanted a different history and geography. In rhythm with the wheels I said I want I want I want I want I stayed on the train.”
Lewis Nordan, Music of the Swamp

“Louis said, "There ought to be a comic book about geeks."

Dr. McNaughton said, "There are books about geeks."

He said, "There are?"

Dr. McNaughton said, "I'll read you some Faulkner sometime. I'll read you some Eudora Welty, some Flannery O'Connor. Geeks, midgets, anything your heart desires. Better than comic books."

Louis looked at his father. He said, "You'll read to me? Really?”
Lewis Nordan, The Sharpshooter Blues