Pickard County Atlas

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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
MCD
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374231255

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About the Author

Chris Harding Thornton, a seventh-generation Nebraskan, holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a PhD from the University of Nebraska, where she currently teaches. She has worked as a quality assurance overseer at a condom factory, a jar-lid screwer at a plastics plant, a closer at Burger King, a record store clerk, an all-ages club manager, and a PR writer. Pickard County Atlas is her first novel.

Reviews

An atmospheric, slow-burning beauty of a book, rich with raw-edged lyricism and achingly real characters. --Tana French, author of The Searcher

A remarkable achievement. Chris Harding Thornton reveals the soul of a region and a people haunted by the past and with only desperate hopes for the future. On every page is a detail so authentic, or an image so vivid that readers will want to pause in appreciation. An amazing debut from an author who knows her little postage stamp of Nebraska soil as well as Faulkner knew Yoknapatawpha county. --Larry Watson, author of As Good As Gone

A stylishly dark debut. Chris Harding Thornton has managed to turn hard-bitten, small-town lives into the glimmering stuff of workaday poetry. Pickard County Atlas introduces an assured and striking new voice in American fiction. --Dominic Smith, author of The Electric Hotel

Pickard County Atlas, by debut author Chris Harding Thornton, is a darkly addictive read that pulls you deep into the web of secrets that lie at the heart of the troubled Reddick family. Thornton has crafted a haunting, dread-soaked tale, as gritty as the sandhills of Nebraska where the story takes place, that will cling to you long after you turn the final page. --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times-bestselling author of This Is How I Lied

Pickard County Atlas is a gripping debut fueled by small-town secrets and lies by omission, and characters whose rawness and reticence are fresh and strong enough to crack your teeth and make you fall in love. Chris Harding Thornton is an original--an important new writer whose lyrical phrasing reflects the rural Midwest's long, harsh horizons and sheltering hills. --Jonis Agee, author of The River Wife

I devoured this hypnotic novel in one fevered sitting. Set against the magnetic backdrop of Nebraska's sandhills, Pickard County Atlas is full of dark stories, weaving together the fates of unforgettable characters striving to hold their lives intact. The tension is electric on every page. --Devin Murphy, author of The Boat Runner