By James Dickey

Delta, Paperback, 9780385313872, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 1994


The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

About the Author
James Dickey (1923 1997), American poet, winner of the 1965 National Book Award in poetry, and author of the novel Deliverance.

Praise For Deliverance

"A novel that will curl your toes...Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."—New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."—The New Yorker

"A novel stunning power."—The Nation

"A tour de force."—New Republic