Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and film noir literary style. He is best recognized for his series of novels about Sailor and Lula, which includes 'Wild at Heart', adapted into a film by David Lynch. Gifford's work often explores the underbelly of society and features characters on the fringes of society, with his writing marked by its lean prose and vivid imagery.


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  1. 1. Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula

    The book tells the story of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, two young lovers from the South who embark on a terrifying and exhilarating journey across America. Sailor, a rebellious outlaw with a troubled past, and Lula, a passionate woman with a zest for life, face numerous challenges and dangerous situations, including encounters with eccentric characters and run-ins with the law. Their compelling, roller-coaster romance is a testament to the extreme lengths people will go to preserve their love amidst chaos and adversity.