The Outlaw Album

The Outlaw Album


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Woodrell (Winter's Bone) has been doing for his native Missouri Ozarks what William Faulkner did for rural Mississippi: introduce readers to a region whose rural residents are too often summarily dismissed in our American consciousness with simplistic stereotypes. The characters in collection of short fiction, Woodrell's first, lead hard, desperate lives that can erupt into violence and tragedy. Despite the simmering tensions among family members, between friends and neighbors, and, especially, towards strangers, however, the criminals in these 12 tales always maintain a simple code of honor as they seek their own brand of justice against those who've crossed them. A man brutally avenges the shooting of his wife's beloved dog by his snobby neighbor; a rapist is incapacitated and then cared for by a young woman until she realizes he's completely beyond redemption; an outsider's splendid new house is torched by an angry neighbor.
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ISBN: 9780316193405
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adam_cooper Feb 14, 2014

No one does contemporary Southern Gothic like Mr Woodrell. This collection of sordid and gritty tales add further to his ongoing project of mythologising the Ozark mountain country and its inhabitants. The stories are superbly crafted but be warned Woodrell's outlaws will leave you shocked and disturbed.

Mar 02, 2013

These short stories are set in the Ozarks with themes of madness and violence. Although a little uneven, some stories are truly excellent.


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