David Gates

David Gates’s Followers (63)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

David Gates


Born
in The United States
January 08, 1947

Genre


David Gates (born January 8, 1947) is an American journalist and novelist. His first novel, Jernigan (1991), about a dysfunctional one-parent family, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This was followed by a second novel, Preston Falls (1998), and two short story collections, The Wonders of the Invisible World (1999) and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me (2015). He has published short stories in The New Yorker, Tin House, Newsweek, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, H.O.W, The Oxford American, The Journal of Country Music, Esquire magazine, Ploughshares, GQ, Grand Street, TriQuarterly, and The Paris Review. Gates is also a Guggenheim Fellow.
Until 2008, h
...more

Average rating: 3.89 · 8,219 ratings · 905 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Jernigan

4.03 avg rating — 1,134 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Preston Falls

3.66 avg rating — 587 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Wonders Of The Invisibl...

3.88 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Hand Reached Down to Guid...

3.65 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Labor Days: An Anthology of...

3.47 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2004
Rate this book
Clear rating
Texas

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Islands in the Sky

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
924 Miles: Thoughts on Find...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Wronged Husband

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hunting Whitetail Deer in t...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by David Gates…
“That fist he was raising at me would wham into the cupboard door, hurting only himself. I saw it all happening, then it really did happen. But I didn't understand the whore thing. Why was he confusing the drinking with the other? Then I got it. Obvious. It was all mixed up for him, all the same thing: the drinking, the other, anything that could make a woman free.”
David Gates

“Seth's official reason for still smoking weed is that he doesn't want to, quote, go native, meaning end up one more suit on the train. (He in fact does wear a suit to work.) He wants them to, quote, live nicely, in a big house where family can come visit (kids, of course, in the back of his mind), but at the same time he doesn't want to get less crazy. So he'll smoke up before he goes for a run, and he's found a dentist in Danbury who still gives gas.”
David Gates

“Waking up in full daylight, he dials 0 and asks if this is Saturday. A reproachful second goes by before the operator says, “This is Friday, sir.”
David Gates, Preston Falls

Topics Mentioning This Author



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite David to Goodreads.