A dark and riveting vision of America from the award-winning author of Knockemstiff. For fans of No Country for Old Men and Natural Born Killers.
Donald Ray Pollock, recipient of the 2009 PEN/Bingham Fellowship,
made his literary debut in 2008 with the critically acclaimed
short-story collection Knockemstiff. He worked as a labourer
at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1973 to 2005.
"Hits you like a telegram from Hell slid under your door at three
o'clock in the morning" -- William Gay, Author of Provinces of
Night and The Long Home
"Donald Ray Pollock redefines the term 'American Gothic', taking Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner and turning them up to 11...once you start reading it doesn't let go" * Herald *
"One of the most adventurous and significant writers of our time ... If the Coen Brothers want their next Oscar they should buy the rights to this book now" * Scotland on Sunday *
"Terrifying ... an unsettling masterwork" * GQ *
"Superb" * The Times *