Dirty Work


Product Details

Algonquin Books
Publish Date
5.58 X 0.69 X 8.18 inches | 0.57 pounds
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About the Author

Larry Brown was the author of eight previous books. A recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the University of North Carolina's Thomas Wolfe Prize, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, he passed away in 2004.


"An unforgettable, unshakable novel." --The New York Times Book Review

"The writing, the characters, and the plot are so compelling that you can't help but stay with the book until its conclusion." --Washington Post Book World

"There has been no antiwar novel . . . quite like Larry Brown's Dirty Work." --The New York Times

"One of the most powerful antiwar novels in American literature." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A marvelous book . . . Brown's swift, intuitive dialogue explodes like a land mine and leaves the reader dizzy with shock." --The Kansas City Star

"A real knockout." --New York Newsday

"A powerful and original work all its own that moves along in short, staccato chapters with indisputably authentic language." --The New York Times

"Stunning power . . . Dirty Work makes the human cost of war achingly real." --USA Today

"An unsparing book, at once brutal and compassionate, horrible, yet funny, too." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Courageous . . . It's hard to imagine a more powerful effect than the one Brown creates with his attentive, unsparing prose." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"[Brown] has created two fully realized, believable--and often very funny--characters . . . No one who reads this book is likely to forget them." --The Houston Post

"A novel of the first order . . . A gem." --The Washington Post