Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.16 X 0.7 inches | 0.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312429294

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About the Author

Wells Tower's short stories and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Washington Post Magazine, and elsewhere. He received two Pushcart Prizes and the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review. He divides his time between Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"This arresting debut collection of stories decisively establishes Mr. Tower as a writer of uncommon talent." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Artful and funny and empathetic. His fictional universe is a perfectly balanced little biosphere of violence and mercy, aggression and nurturing." --Sam Anderson, New York magazine

"A striking, often savage first collection of stories. Tower's language is as compact and muscular as a wrestler's body." --Heller McAlpin, San Francisco Chronicle

"Tower writes about raggedy men, neglected boys, and quarrelsome Vikings who are down on their luck (if they ever had any). But the stories are very funny, and surprising, and possess a rugged beauty." --Vendela Vida, Vanity Fair

"Tower seems incapable of writing a boring description. A crackling, head-turning debut." --Jonathan Miles, Men's Journal

"It sometimes feels as if there's nothing Tower can't render in arresting fashion. His prose is a welcome reminder that the first job of the fiction writer is to introduce the reader to worlds both new and familiar in ways they wouldn't have arrived at on their own." --Jim Ruland, Los Angeles Times

"Wells Tower's stories are written, thrillingly, in authentic American vernacular--violent, funny, bleak, and beautiful. You need to read them, now." --Michael Chabon, author of The Yiddish Policemen's Union and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay