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The heavenly table : a novel

Author: Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Noir fiction
Suspense fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Ray Pollock
ISBN: 9780385541299 0385541295 9781101971659 1101971657 9780385541305 0385541309
OCLC Number: 922836124
Description: 365 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Donald Ray Pollock.

Abstract:

It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.--

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