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From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiffcomes a dark, gritty novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. 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 sons. Several hundred miles away, Ellsworth Fiddler is swindled out of his family’s entire fortune. In the gothic tradition of Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly horrific ways.

Donald Ray Pollock, recipient of the 2009 PEN/Bingham Fellowship, made his literary debut in 2008 with the critically acclaimed story collection, Knockemstiff.  He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1973 to 2005.  He holds an MFA from Ohio State University. His work has appeared in, among other publications, Epoch, Granta, and the New York Times.


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ISBN: 9781101971659
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Published: Anchor Books - July 25th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780767928304
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Published: Anchor Books - March 10th, 2009

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ISBN: 9780307744869
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Published: Anchor Books - July 10th, 2012


Subterranean Books will be hosting the art work of Timothy Wagner as part of the

Loop Arts Fest,  with an opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 6pm to 8pm.

Timothy Wagner works as a mixed media artist using a wide variety of media from found imagery to inks. All of the art is created on reclaimed materials such as vinyl records, wood and canvas. 

Timothy's work is thought-provoking and a visual language that is an approach to expression of form, space and color, referencing our natural world and its surroundings. "The ambiguity of my work is created on a subconscious level."

Work will be on display June 15 - August 31.





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