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I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

(2011)
A novel by

 
Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams - not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him.

In 1963, ten years after Hank's death, Doc himself is wracked by addiction. Having lost his license to practice medicine, his morphine habit isn't as easy to support as it used to be. So he lives in a rented room in the red-light district on the south side of San Antonio, performing abortions and patching up the odd knife or gunshot wound. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc's services, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela sustains a wound on her wrist that never heals, yet she heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except, maybe, for Hank's angry ghost - who isn't at all pleased to see Doc doing well.

A brilliant excavation of an obscure piece of music history, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is also a marvelous novel in its own right, a ballad of regret and redemption, and of the ways in which we remake ourselves and our world through the smallest of miracles.

Genre: Historical Romance
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-4448-1099-5 / 978-1-4448-1099-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-618-82096-5 / 978-0-618-82096-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-09-955447-X / 978-0-09-955447-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-547-75443-4 / 978-0-547-75443-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-84655-508-6 / 978-1-84655-508-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-4417-9337-2 / 978-1-4417-9337-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-4417-9339-9 / 978-1-4417-9339-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-4417-9338-0 / 978-1-4417-9338-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-4417-9340-2 / 978-1-4417-9340-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

May 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Author(s): Steve Earle
Publisher: Mariner Books
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