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Wild At Heart: An American Love Story

Updated on August 2, 2013

My Review

Filled with raw emotion, real characters and artfully crafted dialogue, this fun, easy read is even better than the top-rated David Lynch film of the same title starring Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern as Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace along with Willem Dafoe and Crispin Glover.

Barry Gifford's raw dialog is packed with realism and unforgettable quotes. Even if you know the story from the film, the book won't fail to pull you in and keeping you wondering what happens on the very last page. Wild At Heart is only one book in the series. If you're craving more of Barry Gifford and his quirky love-smitten duo, check out the Wild Life of Sailor and Lula amongst others.

Once you read the first chapter, you'll know why the Sailor and Lula series is so beloved among film fans and lit buffs. In the book, you'll also find a captivating story-within-a-story from aspiring author Johnnie Farragut. No spoilers. You'll just have to read it for yourself.

Are You Wild At Heart?

Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart
Beloved by fan's since its release in 1990, Wild at Heart is a classic American love story with gritty characters, real passion and an uncanny tenderness. Follow the saga of Sailor and Lula as they fight for love while trying to outrun the conniving Johnnie Farragut and the powerful forces of Lula's mom.
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart
Packed with an eclectic variety of rock, standards and western tracks, including two song from Chris Isaak, the soundtrack from Wild At Heart is as diverse and passionate as the movie. Although the tracks span many styles, it is a full representation of the movie's evocative persona.
Wild at Heart (Special Edition)
Wild at Heart (Special Edition)
Directed by cinematic mastermind David Lynch, Wild at Heart remains a fan favorite year after year. Discover the magical, innocent world of Sailor and Lula portrayed by Nicholas Cage and Hollywood royalty Laura Dern. Memorable performances from Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover and Diane Ladd, who play Lula's mom, Marietta, round out the all-star cast. Watch for a cameo of Isabella Rossellini as Perdita Durango.

Go along with Sailor and Lula for an unforgettable love-fueled romp through the Southern states.

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The best line ever:

"Honey, keep your panties up. We're in Jimmy Swaggart country."

- Sailor Ripley

Barry Gifford

Check out the author, poet and screenwriter's official website for more great reads.


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