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The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell.. Gritty, but high-minded WINTER’S BONE author comes out with a sleek, tough volume of shorts. You will snort these tales of low crime and misbehavior.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"After eight novels centered mainly on the poor and criminal in his native Missouri Ozarks, including the much lauded “Winter’s Bone,” Daniel Woodrell has published his first story collection, “The Outlaw Album,” and for readers of both crime and literary fiction, there is much to celebrate. Woodrell writes about violence and dark deeds better than almost anyone in America today, in compact, musical prose that doesn’t dwell on visceral detail."

The New York Times

"A great film adaptation is the best kind of publicity for an author, and the prolific Daniel Woodrell has certainly seen his profile rise following the success of last year's Winter's Bone, a powerful rendering of his 2006 novel (and a finer interpretation than Ride With the Devil, Ang Lee's 1999 take on Woodrell's Woe to Live On). The Outlaw Album, Woodrell's just-released first collection of short stories, digs deeper still into the cinematic grit of contemporary Ozarks life, should the Coen brothers or Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn have any interest."


Author bio: Daniel Woodrell (born March 4, 1953) is an American writer of fiction. He has written eight novels, most of them set in the Missouri Ozarks. Woodrell coined the phrase "country noir" to describe his 1996 novel Give Us a Kiss. Reviewers have frequently since used the term to categorize his writing More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (167 pp. Crystalmethature: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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