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The Resource I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Label
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Title
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Statement of responsibility
Steve Earle
Title variation
  • I will never get out of this world alive
  • Ill never get out of this world alive
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In 1963, ten years have passed since Hank Williams died. Doc Ebersole, who is rumored to have given Hank a lethal dose of morphine, has lost his license to practice medicine and lives in guilt. To support his expensive drug habit, he performs illegal abortions and provides surgery for stab and gunshot victims who can't go to the hospitals. However, when his shady dealings introduce him to Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, Doc's life takes a turn for the better
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10088677
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Earle, Steve
Dewey number
813.54
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unknown
Control code
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Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481571609
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other
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Label
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d59144d6-1747-42ff-9a95-a744ea8d39ad
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781481571609
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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True
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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