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The Heavenly Table - A Novel

Donald Ray Pollock

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.
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From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

13h 58m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:31


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:17


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:36


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:32


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:44


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:32


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:40


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:32


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:37


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:15


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:44


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:16


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:24


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:10


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:28


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:43


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:06


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:46


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:41


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:11


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:49


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:55


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:20


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:34


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:47


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:04


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:06


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:06


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:40


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:34


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:20


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:24


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:59


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:12


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:34


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:31


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:11


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:10


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:22


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:23


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:35


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:11


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:56


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:39


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:32


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:26


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:56


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:52


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:02


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:04


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:06


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:34


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:31


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:48


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:54


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:23


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:20


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:20


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:20


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:43


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

00:32