The Pallbearer

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Product Details

Price
$24.99
Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781510736504

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About the Author

Jordan Farmer received a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His stories have appeared in the Southwest Review, Southern Humanities Review, the Baltimore Review, Pembroke Magazine, Day One Magazine, and many other publications. The Pallbearer is his first novel.

Reviews

"A feat of sustained tension and deep humanity. With trenchant insight into the way young men are primed to make disastrous choices, Farmer's moving debut gripped me from the first page and did not let go or disappoint. Get acquainted with Farmer's work now--you're going to be hearing about him for a long time."--Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek

"What makes The Pallbearer so powerful, ultimately, is Farmer's language that welds lyricism to a ferocious vision upending our notions about the unseen, the rural poor, and ultimately, those who hunger for any small thing to save their lives. He reminds us to be human in the better sense of the word-to care more, not less." --Jonis Agee, author of The Bones of Paradise

"Captivating. Intensely atmospheric. Stark, haunting, poetic. Aficionados of Jim Thompson will appreciate Farmer's gritty portrait of dangerous, heartbroken misfits, and they'll find in The Pallbearer all the raw, crooked suspense of the best film noir. Above all is the depth of Farmer's perspective on these devastated characters and all the intrigue they kick up from the dust and dirt."--Timothy Schaffert, author of The Swan Gondola

"Written in bar-blood, prescription pill puke and a deftly insightful pathos, Farmer's The Pallbearer is a sensitive and harrowing soul shriek from the neglected youth of Trumpland."--Bradford Tatum, author of Only the Dead Know Burbank