The Outlaw Album

The Outlaw Album

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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"Daniel Woodrell, the 'stunningly original' (Associated Press) American master, is able to lend logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-- both material and psychological-- motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young woman until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories-- between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms-- that brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, 'the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer' (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)."--Container.
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : AudioGO ; [New York] : Hachette Audio, p2011.
ISBN: 9781611132793
1611132797
Contents: Echo of neighborly bones
Uncle
Twin forks
Florainne
Black step
Night stand
Two things
Horse in our history
Woe to live on
Dream spot
One united
Returning the river.
Summary: "Daniel Woodrell, the 'stunningly original' (Associated Press) American master, is able to lend logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-- both material and psychological-- motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young woman until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories-- between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms-- that brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, 'the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer' (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)."--Container.

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