Publication Date: 01/11/2012 ISBN: 9780099563389 Category:

The Devil All the Time

Donald Ray Pollock

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 01/11/2012 ISBN: 9780099563389 Category:
Paperback / Softback





‘Some people were born just so they could be buried’

In Knockemstiff, Ohio, war veteran Willard can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from a slow death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his ‘prayer log’.

Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, trawl America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate.

Preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick are running from the law.

And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, looking for answers….

‘Superb’ The Times

‘Terrifying … an unsettling masterwork’ GQ

Publisher Review

"Hits you like a telegram from Hell slid under your door at three o'clock in the morning" -- William Gay, Author of Provinces of Night and The Long Home "Donald Ray Pollock redefines the term 'American Gothic', taking Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner and turning them up to 11...once you start reading it doesn't let go" * Herald * "One of the most adventurous and significant writers of our time ... If the Coen Brothers want their next Oscar they should buy the rights to this book now" * Scotland on Sunday * "Terrifying ... an unsettling masterwork" * GQ * "Superb" * The Times *

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