Donald Ray Pollack: Heavenly Table

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Elliott Bay Book Company says
A writer who has come at it all differently than most who visit, Donald Ray Pollock makes this welcome Elliott Bay return for his powerful new novel, The Heavenly Table. Eight years ago, he made his first visit here for his unforgettable debut story collection, Knockemstiff, a book that came after he had worked for over thirty years at a paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Heavenly Table, set about one hundred years ago in parts well east and south of here, is something else.

“With furious prose and a Faulknerian eye for character, Pollock (The Devil All the Time) populates his second novel with dozens of memorable people who embody America’s headlong leap toward the future in the early 20th century … Set against the backdrop of America’s involvement in WWI and the rise of motorized and electrical technology, Pollock’s gothic, relentless imagination seduces readers into a fertile time in America’s history, exploring the chaos, wonder, violence, sexuality, and ambition of a nation on the cusp of modernity—and the outmoded notion of redemption in a world gone to hell.” —Publishers Weekly

“The Heavenly Table is a ferociously gothic ballad about desperate folks with improbable dreams and scant means. It is potent and chimeric, dank, violent, swamped in tragedy—and funny as hell.” —Daniel Woodrell
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