SHE WAS HIS V."SO MANY DOORS is a beautiful, powerful, even masterful novel by a writer whose work enriched American literature."
SHE WAS EVERY MAN’S V.
It begins on Death Row, with a condemned man refusing the services of the lawyer assigned to defend him. It begins with a beautiful woman dead, murdered—Vassilia Caroline Baird, known to all simply as V. That’s where this extraordinary novel begins. But the story it tells begins years earlier, on a struggling farm in the shadow of the Great Depression and among the brawling "cat skinners" of Southern California, driving graders and bulldozers to tame the American West. And the story that unfolds, in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Oakley Hall, is a lyrical outpouring of hunger and grief, of jealousy and corruption, of raw sexual yearning and the tragedy of the destroyed lives it leaves in its wake. Unpublished for more than half a century, SO MANY DOORS is Hall’s masterpiece, an excoriating vision of human nature at its most brutal, and one of the most powerful books you will ever read.
Acclaim for OAKLEY HALL and SO MANY DOORS...
- First appearance in bookstores in nearly 60 years!
- By the author of WARLOCK, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and considered by many to be the greatest Western ever written. "One of our best American novels."—THOMAS PYNCHON
- Features a new cover painting by Robert McGinnis, working from reference photos shot by the legendary pulp illustrator Robert Maguire—the first ever collaboration between the two greatest painters of paperback cover art.
- "When I began writing fiction, I was blessed to have Oakley Hall as a mentor. Having read many of his books, I was delighted to see this reissue of SO MANY DOORS. Once again, he proves he is the master of characterization, narrative immediacy, and the art of luring you into a gripping story."
- — AMY TAN
- "Tough, sexy, combustible...a violent, almost visceral talent."
- — KIRKUS REVIEWS
- "Tells its story with the smashing impact of a pile driver."
- — CHICAGO TRIBUNE