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  • Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

    By Wells Tower

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312429294
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2010
    Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs. A man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the print of a bare foot on the inside of his car's windshield doesn't match her own. Teenage cousins, drugged by summer, meet with a reckoning in the woods. A boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl. The author's debut collection produces a withering version of America - failed inventors, boozy dreamers, hapless father, wayward sons - brimming over with electric prose and savage wit.
  • Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories

    By Wells Tower

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374292195
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: March 2009
    The debut short story collection from author Wells Tower, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, and other notable publications. Wells's vision of America is a complex one, and concerns itself with misfortunes, misfits, malcontents, and those whose voices are not heard. Families might fall apart; they might try to fix the mess they've made, or they might not. 'Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned' is a compelling set of eleven stories that will leave you clamoring for more. Not to be missed!
  • Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes

    By Patricia Highsmith

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802145635
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: November 2011
    The legendary writer Patricia Highsmith is best remembered today for her chilling psychological thrillers The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, which was made into the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock and Raymond Chandler. A critically-acclaimed best seller in Europe, Highsmith struggled during her life for recognition in the United States, but since her death in 1995 Highsmith’s reputation has grown tremendously, and she is now recognized as one of the signature voices of the troubled twentieth century. ?When the dust has settled,” critic A.N. Wilson wrote, ?and when the chronicle of twentieth-century American literature comes to be written, history will place Highsmith at the top of the pyramid, as we should place Dostoevsky at the top of the Russian hierarchy of novelists.”Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes is the last short fiction published during Highsmith's lifetime. The ten eerily up-to-date stories chronicle a world gone slightly mad; environmental degradation, apocalyptic disaster, political chaos, and religious conservatism are captured in incisive prose that leaves us haunted with ?afterimages that will tremble?but stay?in our minds” (The New Yorker).

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