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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories
 
 
Author
Wells Tower.
Publisher FSG/QPB  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9781615235773
Pages/Publication Date 238/2009
Daedalus Item Code 23472
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Description
Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs, in the title story of this debut collection, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. In other tales, 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; and a boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl. Wells Tower's version of America is touched with the seamy splendor of the dropout and the misfit: failed inventors, boozy dreamers, hapless fathers, wayward sons.

"Critics described this collection as visceral, contemplative, and inappropriately sidesplitting, and were captivated by tales of men and their roles as fathers, stepfathers, brothers, sons, husbands, and ex-husbands (only one story featured a female protagonist). Reviewers further marveled at Tower's ability to take readers from gut-clutching hilarity to gloomy introspection and back again in compact, descriptive language. Although critics disagreed about which stories were the best ... Tower has created a stunning collection of stories that will linger in the hearts and minds of readers."Bookmarks Magazine

 
 
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