A fictionalization of the life of Gary Gilmore, the last man to be executed by firing squad in the United States. Mailer did such an amazing job with this story, it is impossible to think that this is a work of fiction. (The book received the Pulitzer.) Fierce and haunting, cruel and breathtaking, you can almost imagine Gilmore is a character Mailer made up. The fact that he was real will make your blood cold.