Author Event with Donald Ray Pollock

Author Event with Donald Ray Pollock the heavenly table donald pollock mclean and eakin booksellers bookstore author event

We are thrilled to welcome Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, on Thursday, August 3rd at 6 p.m. He will visit the store to discuss The Heavenly Table, a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel sure to 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 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.

 

Donald Ray Pollock is an American writer. Born in 1954 and raised in Knockemstiff, Ohio, Pollock has lived his entire adult life in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he worked at the Mead Paper Mill as a laborer and truck driver until age 50, when he enrolled in the English program at Ohio State University. While there, Doubleday published his debut short story collection, Knockemstiff, and the New York Times regularly posted his election dispatches from southern Ohio throughout the 2008 campaign. The Devil All the Time, his first novel, was published in 2011. 

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The Heavenly Table Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385541299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books - July 12th, 2016

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.


Knockemstiff Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780767928304
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Published: Anchor Books - March 10th, 2009

"More engaging than any new fiction in years." Chuck Palahniuk
An unforgettable work of fiction that peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. Knockemstiff is a genuine entry into the literature of place.


The Devil All the Time Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - July 10th, 2012

In the backwoods of Ohio, Willard Russell's wife is succumbing to cancer, no matter how much he drinks, prays, or sacrifices animals at his "prayer log." Meanwhile, his son Arvin is growing up, from a kid bullied at school into a man who knows when to take action.


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