by Donald Ray Pollock
Hardcover, 206 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $22.95 | purchase
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Spanning the era from the mid-1960s to the late 1990s, a collection of stories journeys inside the world of the diverse inhabitants of Knockemstiff, a tough, Midwestern town, as their lives change and intertwine.
April 12, 2008 In Donald Ray Pollock's first book — named after a real town in southern Ohio — characters are unloveable and raunchy — but compelling. Pollack's novel comes after a long career as a factory worker, where he dreamed of being a writer.
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