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Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work: Stories (07 Edition)


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“Everything Natalie said seemed, to herself, to have been said better by him. He was less fond of speaking, however, than he was of hitting people in the face, which seemed a more likely source of her love to those of us who knew him,” begins Jason Browns linked collection of beautifully haunted, violent, and wry stories set in the densely forested lands of northern New England. In these tales of forbidden love, runaway children, patrimony, alcohol, class, inheritance, and survival, Browns elegant prose emits both quiet despair and a poignant sense of hope and redemption. These vivid accounts of troubled lives combine the powerful family drama of Andre Dubus and Russell Banks, the dark wit of Denis Johnson, the lost souls of Charles DAmbrosio, and the New England gothic of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Jason Browns exquisitely crafted second collection will establish him as one of the most important voices in American short fiction.

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Larry Robinson, July 21, 2009 (view all comments by Larry Robinson)
This is a book of powerful short stories. The sense of place imbued by the author is strong. The characters are well drawn and deeply flawed. The final story has stayed with me for weeks and continues to haunt me at the oddest times.
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Brown, Jason
Short Stories (single author)
Stories (single author)
New england
Literature-A to Z
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