Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
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ISBN10: 0312429290 ISBN13: 9780312429294 Publisher: Picador USA Published: Feb 2 2010 Pages: 238 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICEViking 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. Wells Tower's version of America is touched with the seamy splendor of the dropout, the misfit: failed inventors, boozy dreamers, hapless fathers, wayward sons. With electric prose and savage wit, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned is a profound new collection of stories.