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A Year of Stone Painting

You can craft a new mandala every week for one year with this full-color guide by the author of the bestselling *The Art of Stone Painting*. F. Sehnaz Bac, an artist and seasoned archaeologist, presents step-by-step instructions for fifty-two projects. Her easy-to-follow guide will show you how to transform ordinary stones into inspirational works of art.
The mandala — derived from the Sanskrit word for “circle” — represents the universe, and the symbol has long been instrumental to sacred rituals and meditative practices. This treasury of radiant designs presents patterns for stone paintings, each of which is accompanied by a one-word mantra — relax, tranquil, spirit, dream, believe, and other uplifting terms. A few projects are meant to be painted on sea glass, leaves, or shells, but most are based on Bac’s popular interpretations of classic stone-based styles. Colorful photographs accompany simple instructions for a year of crafting inspiration.

A Woman With a Mystery

SHE HAD NO MEMORY AND NO PAST A year ago Holly Barrows had raced through a raging snowstorm — convinced someone was trying to kill her — into the arms of Slade Rawlins. She’d appeared before him like a beautiful apparition in the dark of night. But she was real, flesh and blood, and his fingers had memorized every curve of her body. Then she’d mysteriously vanished, only to return the following Christmas with an outrageous claim of kidnapping. COULD THEY HAVE A FUTURE? Monsters, she’d said, had taken her baby. But any baby she’d had would also have been Slade’s. And he was consumed by his need to protect Holly and locate their child before the family he desperately wanted was lost…forever.

A Wizard of Earthsea

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s *A Wizard of Earthsea* marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.
This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

A Wanted Man

**’There’s only one Jack Reacher. Accept no substitutes’** Mick Herron
**’A fascinating, swaggeringly confident performance’** *Sunday Times*
**’Smart, breathless’** *New York Times*
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**When you’re as big and rough as Jack Reacher** \- and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose – it isn’t easy to hitch a ride in Nebraska. At last, he’s picked up by three strangers – two men and a woman.
Within minutes it becomes clear they’re all lying about everything – and there’s a police roadblock ahead. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys . . .
Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?
**Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, *A Wanted Man* follows on directly from the end of *Worth Dying For*.**

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0137003889 ISBN-13: 9780137003884 Praise for “A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux(R)” “I am so impressed by how Mark Sobell can approach a complex topic in such an understandable manner. His command examples are especially useful in providing a novice (or even advanced) administrator with a cookbook on how to accomplish real-world tasks on Linux. He is truly an inspired technical writer “”-George Vish II, Senior Education Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company” “Overall, I think it’s a great, comprehensive Ubuntu book that’ll be a valuable resource for people of all technical levels.””-John Dong, Ubuntu Forum Council Member, Backports Team Leader” “The JumpStart sections really offer a quick way to get things up and running, allowing you to dig into the details of his books later.””-Scott Mann, Aztek Networks” “Ubuntu is gaining popularity at the rate alcohol did during prohibition, and it’s great to see a well-known author write a book on the latest and greatest version. Not only does it contain Ubuntu-specific information, but it also touches on general computer-related topics, which will help the average computer user to better understand what’s going on in the background. Great work, Mark “”-Daniel R. Arfsten, Pro/ENGINEER Drafter/Designer” “I read a lot of Linux technical information every day, but I’m rarely impressed by tech books. I usually prefer online information sources instead. Mark Sobell’s books are a notable exception. They’re clearly written, technically accurate, comprehensive-and actually enjoyable to read.””-Matthew Miller, Senior Systems Analyst/Administrator, BU Linux Project, Boston University Office, of Information Technology” “I would so love to be able to use this book to teach a class about not just Ubuntu or Linux but about computers in general. It is thorough and well written with good illustrations that explain important concepts for computer usage.””-Nathan Eckenrode, New York Local Community Team” Praise for Other Books by Mark Sobell “I currently own one of your books, “A Practical Guide to Linux(R).” I believe this book is one of the most comprehensive and, as the title says, practical guides to Linux I have ever read. I consider myself a novice and I come back to this book over and over again.””-Albert J. Nguyen” “Thank you for writing a book to help me get away from Windows XP and to never touch Windows Vista. The book is great; I am learning a lot of new concepts and commands. Linux is definitely getting easier to use.””-James Moritz” “I have been wanting to make the jump to Linux but did not have the guts to do so-until I saw your familiarly titled “A Practical Guide to Red Hat(R) Linux(R)” at the bookstore. I picked up a copy and am eagerly looking forward to regaining my freedom.””-Carmine Stoffo, Machine and Process Designer to pharmaceutical industry” “I am currently reading “A Practical Guide to Red Hat(R) Linux(R)” and am finally understanding the true power of the command line. I am new to Linux and your book is a treasure.” “-Juan Gonzalez” The Most Complete, Easy-to-Understand, and Useful Guide to Ubuntu Linux Desktops and Servers Ubuntu Linux is a state-of-the-art operating system, and you need a book that’s just as advanced. Along with being the most comprehensive reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, “A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux(R)” also provides extensive server coverage you won’t find in any other Ubuntu book. Best-selling author Mark Sobell begins by walking you through every feature and technique you need to know, from installing Ubuntu-using the DVD included with the book-to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, firestarter, and iptables. Sobell’s exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing. Sobell presents full chapters on using Ubuntu from the command line and GUI; thorough system administration and security guidance; and up-to-the-minute, step-by-step instructions for setting up networks and every major type of Internet server. Along the way, you’ll learn both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you need-and more. “Don’t settle for yesterday’s Ubuntu Linux book…get the ONLY book that meets today’s challenges and tomorrow’s ” This book delivers…
Deeper coverage of the command line and the GNOME GUI, including GUI customization
Coverage of important Ubuntu topics, such as sudo and the new Upstart init daemon
More practical coverage of file sharing with Samba, NFS, and FTP
More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache, exim4, and DNS/BIND
More state-of-the-art security techniques, including firewall setup using firestarter and iptables, as well as a full chapter on OpenSSH and an appendix on security
Deeper coverage of “meat-and-potatoes” system and network administration tasks-from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel
A more practical introduction to writing bash shell scripts
Complete instructions on how to keep your Linux system up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window
And much more…including a 500+ term glossary, five detailed appendixes, and a comprehensive index to help you find what you need fast
Print book includes DVD Get the full version of the Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) release.

A Handbook of Native American Herbs

This authoritative guide—based on the author’s classic reference work, *Indian Herbalogy of North America* —is a portable illustrated companion for the professional and amateur herbalist alike. It provides detailed descriptions of 125 of the most useful medicinal plants commonly found in North America, along with directions for a range of uses, remedies for common ailments, and notes on the herbal traditions of other lands. Entries include staples of folk medicine such as echinacea and slippery elm as well as common kitchen herbs—such as parsley, thyme, and pepper—whose tonic and healing properties are less widely known. **

A Demon’s Work Is Never Done

“Lexsi
Tears of flame dripped down my cheeks–tears for Kory and me. The fire net burned my hands whenever I touched it, but I couldn’t let it harm him any more than it already had. Kory’s wings, with burn-holes between ribs, beat to help me get the net off him.
Kory screamed as the net sunk farther into sections of his back–it was designed to burn flesh until it had completely passed through its victim. I shook my hands to rid myself of the wad of net I held and reached for the part that was burning Kory so badly.”
Lexsi:
1\. Who is behind the plot to kill us?
2\. What do they want?
3\. Where are they?
4\. Why me?
My to-do list is overwhelming…
Kordevik:
1\. How can I keep my Thifilathi in line, when it wants Lexsi now?
2\. How do I keep the werewolves, shifters, vampires and humans around me behaving in a civil manner toward each other?
3\. How can I protect Lexsi and the others, when the enemy wants to destroy all of us?
4\. How did I get myself into this mess?
A Demon’s Work is Never Done…

A Brief History of the Vikings

**’From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.’**
Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans?
This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders.
Extending beyond the traditional ‘Viking age’ of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn’t disappear: they turned into us.

A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming

This textbook on Python 3 explains concepts such as variables and what they represent, how data is held in memory, how a for loop works and what a string is. It also introduces key concepts such as functions, modules and packages as well as object orientation and functional programming. Each section is prefaced with an introductory chapter, before continuing with how these ideas work in Python.
Topics such as generators and coroutines are often misunderstood and these are explained in detail, whilst topics such as Referential Transparency, multiple inheritance and exception handling are presented using examples.
*A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming*  provides all you need to know about Python, with numerous examples provided throughout including several larger worked case studies illustrating the ideas presented in the previous chapters. **
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This textbook on Python 3 explains concepts such as variables and what they represent, how data is held in memory, how a for loop works and what a string is. It also introduces key concepts such as functions, modules and packages as well as object orientation and functional programming. Each section is prefaced with an introductory chapter, before continuing with how these ideas work in Python.
Topics such as generators and coroutines are often misunderstood and these are explained in detail, whilst topics such as Referential Transparency, multiple inheritance and exception handling are presented using examples.
*A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming*  provides all you need to know about Python, with numerous examples provided throughout including several larger worked case studies illustrating the ideas presented in the previous chapters.

8 Oral Sex Games for Ultimate Fun & Pleasure

Techniques That Will Drive Her Wild!For many women intercourse isn’t enough to get them from “oh� to “oh-YES!�. Getting a woman to orgasm has more to do with movement of your lips than what you do with your hips. This ultimate oral sex guide teaches you all of the mouth moves you need to go down on a woman skillfully.Based on the bookOral Sex She’ll Never Forget , this guide gives 8 cunnilingus secrets. You’ll learn how to combine positions, mouth moves, hand strokes, sex toys, seduction and setting to create the most exciting oral sex experience for her. Surprise your lover with something new and exciting. Whether she’s in the mood for something playful or a little naughty, sexy photography and detailed illustrations show you exactly how to hit her hot spots and have her beg for more.Cunnilingus isn’t just about mouth to genital contact. It’s an experience that should engage all the senses and thrill her body from head to toe. 8 Oral Sex Games For Ultimate Fun & Pleasure teaches you mindblowing mouth moves as well as unique positions, little known female erotic zones, and hot foreplay to get her in the mood.Whether you’re looking for new techniques or sure-fire ways to give her an orgasm (or two…or three) this bedside guide is all you need to give her incredible oral sex.

4 Garden Shed Plan Books 10′ X 14′, 12′ X 16′, 12′ X 12′, 10′ X 14′ Step by Step Pictures, Videos, Instructions and Plans

4 Garden Shed Plan Books
10’ x 14’, 12’ x 16’, 12’ x 12’, 10’ x 14’
Step By Step Pictures, Videos, Instructions and Plans

Table of Contents
About the Author
Disclaimer
10 x 14 Garden Shed Plans
12 x 16 Garden Shed Plans
12 x 12 Garden Shed Plans
10 x 14 Garden Shed Plans
Bonus Gambrel Shed Plans
PDF File Links for Downloading and Printing High Resolution Plans
How To Print Plans
Plan Copyright Information
Other Plans Available

High resolution plan download links available in the book for downloading and printing plans for permit submittal.

Lots of pictures and illustrations showing the author build 2 of the sheds.
Plans can be used to build garden sheds, or change them a little to turn them into a chicken coop or a cute playhouse.

101 Textures in Colored Pencil

**Get a feel for your art–literally! *101 Textures in Colored Pencil*  teaches you every technique you’ll need to give your colored-pencil drawings realistic, palpable texture.**
There has never been a better time to master textures! Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the **most challenging aspects of creating art** in colored pencil, even for experienced artists.  *101 Textures in Colored Pencil* provides artists with **step-by-step instructions** for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. **
Each page is a comprehensive resource on **how to create a specific texture** , complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organized into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly you need a breeze. Don’t put your artistic endeavors on hold! **
### Sinossi
**Get a feel for your art–literally! *101 Textures in Colored Pencil*  teaches you every technique you’ll need to give your colored-pencil drawings realistic, palpable texture.**
There has never been a better time to master textures! Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the **most challenging aspects of creating art** in colored pencil, even for experienced artists.  *101 Textures in Colored Pencil* provides artists with **step-by-step instructions** for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. **
Each page is a comprehensive resource on **how to create a specific texture** , complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organized into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly you need a breeze. Don’t put your artistic endeavors on hold!
### L’autore
**Denise Howard** has earned regional, national, and international awards for her colored pencil drawings. She has been featured in *Colored Pencil Magazine* and *Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine* , has work published in several books, and is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the UK Colored Pencil Society, and the Pencil Art Society.

White

**Own it, snowflakes: you’ve *lost* everything you claim to hold dear.**
*White* is Bret Easton Ellis’s first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from *Less Than Zero*  to  *American Psycho* , Ellis has also earned the wrath of right-thinking people everywhere with his provocations on social media, and here he escalates his admonishment of received truths as expressed by today’s version of “the left.” Eschewing convention, he embraces views that will make many in literary and media communities cringe, as he takes aim at the relentless anti-Trump fixation, coastal elites, corporate censorship, Hollywood, identity politics, Generation Wuss, “woke” cultural watchdogs, the obfuscation of ideals once both cherished and clear, and the fugue state of American democracy. In a young century marked by hysterical correctness and obsessive fervency on both sides of an aisle that’s taken on the scale of the Grand Canyon,  *White*  is a clarion call for freedom of speech and artistic freedom.
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“The central tension in Ellis’s art—or his life, for that matter—is that while [his] aesthetic is the cool reserve of his native California, detachment over ideology, he can’t stop generating heat…. He’s hard-wired to break furniture.”—Karen Heller, *The Washington Post*
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“Sweating with rage . . . humming with paranoia.”—Anna Leszkiewicz,  *The Guardian*
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“Snowflakes on both coasts in withdrawal from Rachel Maddow’s nightly Kremlinology lesson can purchase a whole book to inspire paroxysms of rage . . . a veritable thirst trap for the easily microaggressed. It’s all here. Rants about Trump derangement syndrome; MSNBC; #MeToo; safe spaces.”—Bari Weiss *, The New York Times*
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### Sinossi
**Own it, snowflakes: you’ve *lost* everything you claim to hold dear.**
*White* is Bret Easton Ellis’s first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from *Less Than Zero*  to  *American Psycho* , Ellis has also earned the wrath of right-thinking people everywhere with his provocations on social media, and here he escalates his admonishment of received truths as expressed by today’s version of “the left.” Eschewing convention, he embraces views that will make many in literary and media communities cringe, as he takes aim at the relentless anti-Trump fixation, coastal elites, corporate censorship, Hollywood, identity politics, Generation Wuss, “woke” cultural watchdogs, the obfuscation of ideals once both cherished and clear, and the fugue state of American democracy. In a young century marked by hysterical correctness and obsessive fervency on both sides of an aisle that’s taken on the scale of the Grand Canyon,  *White*  is a clarion call for freedom of speech and artistic freedom.
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“The central tension in Ellis’s art—or his life, for that matter—is that while [his] aesthetic is the cool reserve of his native California, detachment over ideology, he can’t stop generating heat…. He’s hard-wired to break furniture.”—Karen Heller, *The Washington Post*
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“Sweating with rage . . . humming with paranoia.”—Anna Leszkiewicz,  *The Guardian*
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“Snowflakes on both coasts in withdrawal from Rachel Maddow’s nightly Kremlinology lesson can purchase a whole book to inspire paroxysms of rage . . . a veritable thirst trap for the easily microaggressed. It’s all here. Rants about Trump derangement syndrome; MSNBC; #MeToo; safe spaces.”—Bari Weiss *, The New York Times*
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### Dalla seconda/terza di copertina
Combining personal reflection and social observation, Bret Easton Ellis’s first work of nonfiction is an incendiary polemic about this young century’s failings, e-driven and otherwise, and at once an example, definition, and defense of what “freedom of speech” truly means. Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than thirty years now, since Less Than Zero catapulted him into the limelight in 1985, earning him devoted fans and, perhaps, even fiercer enemies. An enigmatic figure who has always gone against the grain and refused categorization, he captured the depravity of the eighties with one of contemporary literature’s most polarizing characters, American Psycho’s iconic, terrifying Patrick Bateman, and received plentiful death threats in the bargain. In recent years, his candor and gallows humor on both Twitter and his podcast have continued his legacy as someone determined to speak the truth, however painful it might be, and whom people accordingly either love or love to hate. He encounters various positions and voices controversial opinions, more often than not fighting the status quo. Now, in White, with the same originality displayed in his fiction, Ellis pours himself out onto the page and, in doing so, eviscerates the perceived good that the social-media age has wrought, starting with the dangerous cult of likeability. White is both a denunciation of censorship, particularly the self-inflicted sort committed in hopes of being “accepted,” and a bracing view of a life devoted to authenticity. Provocative, incisive, funny, and surprisingly poignant, White reveals not only what is visible on the glittering, pristine surface but also the riotous truths that are hidden underneath.

Vie Est Belle

Et, direz-vous, pourquoi faire rire d’une chose aussi tragique, de la plus grande horreur du siècle ? Mais parce que c’est une histoire dédramatisée, un film dédramatisé. Parce que la vie est belle, et que le germe de l’espoir se niche jusque dans l’horreur; il y a quelque chose qui résiste à tout, à quelque destruction que ce soit. Le rire nous sauve; voir l’autre côté des choses, le côté surréel, amusant, ou parvenir à l’imaginer, nous empêche de nous briser, d’être emportés comme des fétus, nous aide à résister pour réussir à passer la nuit, même lorsqu’elle paraît longue. Et l’on peut, après tout, faire rire sans blesser personne : il existe toute une tradition d’humour juif particulièrement téméraire à cet égard.

Une présence idéale

Ils sont médecin, interne, infirmier, brancardier, mais aussi esthéticienne, musicienne, lectrice bénévole. À l’hôpital, un à un, ils prennent la parole pour raconter les patients et les familles qui les ont marqués, les liens subtils qu’ils ont noués, les dilemmes auxquels ils ont été confrontés. Par petites touches, ils décrivent la vie au jour le jour quand il s’agit d’apporter des soins au corps, mais aussi à l’âme de ceux qui leur sont confiés au sein de cette unité différente des autres – celle des soins palliatifs. Les malades, ici, ne guériront pas, et les soignants s’efforcent de trouver non la distance idéale, mais la présence idéale auprès d’eux. Car ils ont cette vocation singulière : apaiser ceux qui partent, réconforter ceux qui restent. En côtoyant la mort au plus près, Eduardo Berti parvient, avec une sobriété et une simplicité exemplaires, à dire ce qu’est la vie. Et livre, avec ce vibrant hommage aux soignants, un magnifique portrait de la condition humaine.

Une mort qui en vaut la peine

Après *Le Diable, tout le temps* , couronné par de nombreux prix, Donald Ray Pollock revient avec une fresque grinçante à l’humour très noir.
1917\. Quelque part entre la Géorgie et l’Alabama. Le vieux Jewett, veuf et récemment exproprié de sa ferme, mène une existence de misère avec ses fils Cane, Cob et Chimney, à qui il promet le paradis en échange de leur labeur. À sa mort, inspirés par le héros d’un roman à quatre sous, les trois frères enfourchent leurs chevaux, décidés à troquer leur condition d’ouvriers agricoles contre celle de braqueurs de banque. Mais rien ne se passe comme prévu et ils se retrouvent avec toute la région lancée à leurs trousses. Et si la belle vie à laquelle ils aspiraient tant se révélait pire que l’enfer auquel ils viennent d’échapper ?
Fidèle au sens du grotesque sudiste de Flannery O’Connor, avec une bonne dose de violence à la Sam Peckinpah mâtiné de Tarantino, cette odyssée sauvage confirme le talent hors norme de Donald Ray Pollock.
*« Pollock : un croisement entre Faulkner et les frères Coen. »* Le Figaro Littéraire **
### Sinossi
Après *Le Diable, tout le temps* , couronné par de nombreux prix, Donald Ray Pollock revient avec une fresque grinçante à l’humour très noir.
1917\. Quelque part entre la Géorgie et l’Alabama. Le vieux Jewett, veuf et récemment exproprié de sa ferme, mène une existence de misère avec ses fils Cane, Cob et Chimney, à qui il promet le paradis en échange de leur labeur. À sa mort, inspirés par le héros d’un roman à quatre sous, les trois frères enfourchent leurs chevaux, décidés à troquer leur condition d’ouvriers agricoles contre celle de braqueurs de banque. Mais rien ne se passe comme prévu et ils se retrouvent avec toute la région lancée à leurs trousses. Et si la belle vie à laquelle ils aspiraient tant se révélait pire que l’enfer auquel ils viennent d’échapper ?
Fidèle au sens du grotesque sudiste de Flannery O’Connor, avec une bonne dose de violence à la Sam Peckinpah mâtiné de Tarantino, cette odyssée sauvage confirme le talent hors norme de Donald Ray Pollock.
*« Pollock : un croisement entre Faulkner et les frères Coen. »* Le Figaro Littéraire
### L’autore
Originaire de l Ohio, Donald Ray Pollock est l auteur de Knockemstiff, un recueil de nouvelles, et du roman Le Diable, tout le temps (Albin Michel, 2012), élu Meilleur livre de l année 2012 par la rédaction de LIRE, et récompensé par le Grand Prix de Littérature policière et le Prix Mystère de la critique.