Donnybrook

Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 9781466836044
Size: 14.53 MB
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The raw and as-insane-as-anticipated first novel from Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana The Donnybrook is a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out in the sticks of southern Indiana. Twenty fighters. One wire-fence ring. Fight until only one man is left standing while a rowdy festival of onlookers—drunk and high on whatever's on offer—bet on the fighters. Jarhead is a desperate man who'd do just about anything to feed his children. He's also the toughest fighter in southeastern Kentucky, and he's convinced that his ticket to a better life is one last fight with a cash prize so big it'll solve all his problems. Meanwhile, there's Chainsaw Angus—an undefeated master fighter who isn't too keen on getting his face punched anymore, so he and his sister, Liz, have started cooking meth. And they get in deep. So deep that Liz wants it all for herself, and she might just be ready to kill her brother for it. One more showdown to take place at the Donnybrook. As we travel through the backwoods to get to the Donnybrook, we meet a cast of nasty, ruined characters driven to all sorts of evil, all in the name of getting their fix—drugs, violence, sex, money, honor. Donnybrook is exactly the fearless, explosive, amphetamine-fueled journey you'd expect from Frank Bill's first novel . . . and then some.

The Savage

Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 9780374710910
Size: 13.72 MB
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In the raucous and action-packed follow-up to Donnybrook, mayhem is still the order of the day-only more so Frank Bill's America has always been stark and violent. In his new novel, he takes things one step further: the dollar has failed; the grid is wiped out. Van Dorn is eighteen and running solo, dodging the bloodthirsty hordes and militias that have emerged since the country went haywire. His dead father's voice rings in his head as Van Dorn sets his sights not just on survival but also on an old-fashioned sense of justice. Meanwhile, a leader has risen among the gangs-and around him swirls the cast of brawlers from Donnybrook, with their own brutal sense of right and wrong, of loyalty and justice through strength. So, this is not the distant postapocalyptic future-this is tomorrow, in a world Bill has already introduced us to. Now he raises the stakes and turns his shotgun prose on our addiction to technology, the values and skills we've lost in the process, and what happens when the last systems of morality and society collapse. The Savage presents a bone-chilling vision of America where power is the only currency and nothing guarantees survival. And it presents Bill at his most ambitious, most eloquent, most powerful.

Knockemstiff

Author: Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher: Verlagsbuchhandlung Liebeskind
ISBN: 9783954380183
Size: 11.35 MB
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Wenn die Hölle in dir steckt, gibt es kein Entkommen! Knockemstiff, Ohio, ist ein tristes Kaff in der weiten Leere des Mittleren Westens. Hier trifft man auf Außenseiter, die hin- und hergerissen sind zwischen Sehnsucht und verlorener Hoffnung, zwischen Aufbegehren und sinnloser Gewalt. Da gibt es den jungen Jake, der zum Militär eingezogen werden soll und in die Wälder des Hinterlandes flieht, nur mit einem Messer in der Tasche. Und doch kehren die beiden Soldaten, die ihn verfolgen, nicht lebend zurück ... Da ist Daniel, der von zu Hause abhaut und in die Fänge eines psychopathischen Truckers gerät. Oder Duane, der so lange vor seinen Freunden mit einer erfundenen Freundin prahlt, bis er selbst an sie glaubt. Wie in den großen Gesellschaftstableaus von William Faulkner und Sherwood Anderson greifen die Schicksale in Knockemstiff unheilvoll ineinander und verweben sich zu einem Netz falscher Lebenswege, in dem sich die Figuren so ausweglos verfangen, dass als letzte Wahrheit nur die eigenen Illusionen bleiben.

Saints And Villains A Novel

Author: Denise Giardina
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393081664
Size: 12.52 MB
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An astonishing historical novel in the tradition of Schindler's List--evoking powerfully the danger and heroism of the Nazi resistance. What is the price of acting morally in a time of great evil, when sin and necessity seem twinned? Saints and Villains is a strikingly resonant novel that dramatizes this painful dilemma through the fictional re-creation of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This emblematic figure risked his life--and finally lost it--through his participation in the failed plot to assassinate Hitler and topple the Nazi regime. In a gripping and sweeping narrative that moves from Berlin to London to New York City, encompassing shattering historical events, clandestine meetings, perilous missions abroad, and eventual imprisonments and death, Denise Giardina brings to life an instance of shining courage in the charnel house that was Europe in the Second World War. A novel that is bold in conception and utterly convincing in its powers of fictional re-creation--a literary event.

Martin Marten

Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466843691
Size: 12.46 MB
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WINNER OF THE LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER OF THE BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Dave is fourteen years old, eager, and headlong. He is about to start high school, which is scary and alluring. Martin is a pine marten, a small, muscled hunter of the deep woods. He is about to leave home for the first time, which is scary and thrilling. Both of these wild animals are setting off on adventures on their native Mount Hood in Oregon, and their lives, paths, and trails will cross, weave, and blend. Why not come with them as they set forth into the forest and crags of the mountain and into the bruising wilderness of love, life, family, friends, enemies, wonder, mystery, and good things to eat? Martin Marten is a braided coming-of-age tale like no other, told in Brian Doyle's joyous, rollicking style. Two energetic, sinewy, muddled, brilliant, creative animals, one human and one mustelid---come sprint with them through the deep, wet, green glory of Oregon's soaring mountain.