In James Dickey's harrowing 1970 novel, DELIVERANCE, four men set out on a canoe trip in the north Georgia wilderness. Only three make it back--and those three are changed forever. The story begins as a lighthearted adventure about city boys eager to test themselves against the elements, but it soon spirals down into a tense, nail-biting saga of degradation and murder when the four confront a pair of psychopaths in the woods and, after a series of horrifying events, become the hunted prey of a man bent on vengeance. Brilliantly, even lyrically written by a prize-winning poet, DELIVERANCE is both a classic action tale and an allegory about the way "civilization" can break down when naked survival is at stake. The novel was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1972 by John Boorman, starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds, with a screenplay by Dickey.
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Dickey's bestselling novel of four men caught in a violent test for manhood was produced as a blockbuster film starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight. A canoe trip down a wild North Georgia river turns into a primitive nightmare that will leave one man dead--and three men changed forever. "A brilliant and breathtaking adventure".--The New Yorker.
Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood.The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
"Stomach-churning thrills... a mind-shattering nightmare in the wilderness, surging ahead on sheer power... There are few writers like James Dickey and few novels as successful... as terifying and as good as 'Deliverance'."
"A novel that will curl your toes...Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."