Deliverance by James Dickey
Narrated in the first person by one of the main characters, graphic artist Ed Gentry, the novel begins with four middle-aged men in a large Georgia city planning a weekend canoe trip down the fictional Cahulawassee River in the north Georgia wilderness.
The 780th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 24th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
- - 42nd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
- - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
- - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)