Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock At Crosstown Arts' Story Booth

Things to do
Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock At Crosstown Arts' Story Booth
More Less
Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock At Crosstown Arts' Story Booth says
A long-time favorite around The Booksellers, Donald Ray Pollock finally visits us for his latest novel, in which he effortlessly delivers brilliant prose in his fantastic Faulkner-meets-Tarantino style!

About the book:
From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.

About the author:
Donald Ray Pollock is the author of the novel The Devil All the Time and the story collection Knockemstiff, recipient of the 2009 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fellowship. He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1973 to 2005. He holds an MFA from Ohio State University.

Publisher’s Weekly ALSO chose The Heavenly Table as one of its Best Summer Books for 2016!
“Was Deliverance a little too mellow for you? Give this a try. It's Pollock's third book, a psychotic terror ride through an early 20th century hillbilly hellscape that puts the family of a swindled, good-hearted farmer on a collision course with three brothers on a crime spree. If you've read Pollock's earlier stuff you'll have an idea of the kind of intense darkness he traffics in here. If not, well, buckle up.”
—Jonathan Segura, executive editor –Publisher’s Weekly
More Less

By: The Booksellers at Laurelwood