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The Death of Sweet Mister: A Novel

Woodrell, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0399147519 / ISBN 13: 9780399147517
Editorial: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Putnam Pub Group, 2001
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A stand alone book in the Woodrell canon, and oh, what a read! While it is despairing and disturbing, in the end it rings true. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has mylar cover and displays the $23.95 issue price. One almost unnoticeable wrinkle to upper-right corner of front DJ. Book has residual date and pricing with a 1/3" stain (photo available upon request). Book was flat-signed by Woodrell at a Poisoned Pen event in the Fall of 2011. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-10165999397

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Título: The Death of Sweet Mister: A Novel

Editorial: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Putnam Pub Group

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Powerful, disturbing, and raw-the last in Daniel Woodrell's Ozark trilogy and also his darkest novel, its voices coming straight out of the Missouri hill country that is its setting.

"Woodrell's South, like his prose, is complex and ironic; it is as beautiful and full of love as it is violent and self-destructive."
-The Bloomsbury Review

In Daniel Woodrell's fiction, how the world sees you is how you come to see yourself. Failure is built in, and violence, petty crime, and jailtime are the common coin.

Shuggie Atkins is a lonely fat boy of thirteen. His mother, Glenda, teases him with her sexual provocations. His father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises his son. Into this mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce with his shiny green T-Bird and his impeccably smart clothes. It isn't long before he and Glenda begin a torrid affair. What follows is violent, shocking, and completely unpredictable-except that it is totally foreordained.

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Penzler Pick, June 2001: This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime, exposing the reader to the raw everyday hopes and fears of the poor and the helpless.

Told through the voice of an overweight 13-year-old boy named Shuggy Atkins, this is the story of Shug; the one person who loves him, his mother Glenda; and her boyfriend Red, a brutal and ignorant man. Red hates Shug but uses him to break into houses to steal drugs and anything else that can be sold. Glenda makes a meager living looking after the local cemetery and spends her time trying to keep Red amused and away from Shug, whom he loves to humiliate but whom she adores. Glenda is Shug's only champion. She calls him Sweet Mister as she continually boosts his confidence and promises a better life for him, if not for herself.

But when Glenda sees a beautiful, green Thunderbird with leather seats and its driver, Jimmy Vin Pearce, a chain of events is set into motion that will end in violence and bloodshed. Glenda must keep hidden from Red her infatuation with Jimmy Vin's money and fine clothes while she and Shug dream separate dreams of making a new life away from the violence.

Woodrell writes books that are small in volume but large in scope. It is impossible to put down this story of less than 200 pages until the final tragedy unfolds. --Otto Penzler

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