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Why the devil chose New England for his work : stories

Author: Jason Brown
Publisher: New York, NY : Open City Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Award-winning fiction writer Jason Brown's Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work is a 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, alcoholism, class, inheritance, and survival, Brown's elegant prose emits both quiet despair and a poignant sense of hope and redemption.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Jason, 1969-
Why the devil chose New England for his work.
New York, NY : Open City Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)649971108
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Brown
ISBN: 9781890447472 1890447471
OCLC Number: 154673804
Description: 276 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: She --
Trees --
The Plains of Abraham --
The lake --
Why the devil chose New England for his work --
Dark room --
A fair chance --
River runner --
Life during peacetime --
North --
Afternoon of the Sassanoa.
Responsibility: by Jason Brown.

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Award-winning fiction writer Jason Brown's Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work is a 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, alcoholism, class, inheritance, and survival, Brown's elegant prose emits both quiet despair and a poignant sense of hope and redemption. These vivid accounts of troubled lives combine the powerful small-town family drama of Andre Dubus and Russell Banks, the dark wit and calamity of Denis Johnson, and the New England Gothic of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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"Jason Brown's stories are told with Rick Moody's brio and Denis Johnson's feel for deadpan wit purposefully juxtaposed against calamity." "Jason Brown's comic take on America today is both amazing Read more...

 
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