Barry Hannah's death on March 1 brought writers and fans out of the woodwork to mourn an irrevocable loss to American letters. Now, combining the best of the four story collections he published during his lifetime - Airships, Captain Maximus, Bats Out of Hell, and High Lonesome - and drawing from his final, never-before-seen manuscript, Long, Last, Happy will cement his legacy and serve as the definitive collection of his finest work in the story form.
From his first collection, Airships, Barry Hannah made the literary world sit up and take notice. His ferocious, glittering prose and sui generis worldview introduced listeners to a literary New South - a fictional landscape that Vanity Fair Daily has summarized as covering "women, God, lust, race, nature, gay Confederates, good old boys, bad old boys, guns, animals, fishing, fighting, cars, pestilence, surrealism, gritty realism, the future, and the past...tossed together in glorious juxtapositions". Long, Last, Happy confirms Barry as one of our most brilliant voices.