The heavenly table : a novel / Donald Ray Pollock.

By: Pollock, Donald Ray, 1954- [author.]
Publisher: New York Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (365 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780385541305; 0385541309Subject(s): Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Criminals -- Fiction | Farmers -- Ohio -- Fiction | Criminals | Farmers | Fathers and sons | OhioGenre/Form: Noir fiction. | Electronic books | Fiction. | Noir fiction. Additional physical formats: Print version: Heavenly table.DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3616.O5694 | H43 2016ebOnline Resources: OverDrive | E-Resource | Excerpt | Image | Image
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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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