'A brilliant and breathtaking adventure' New Yorker 'A novel that will curl your toes ... Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension' New York Times Book Review 'A novel of stunning power' Nation 'A tour de force' New Republic
About the Author
James Dickey was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923 and published his first book of poetry, Into the Stone, in 1960. In 1966 his Buckdancer's Choice won the National Book Award. His first novel, Deliverance, appeared in 1970. Dickey's magnificent poetry, criticism and fiction rank him among the seminal authors of our time.