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The Outlaw Album - Stories

Daniel Woodrell

Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a "stunningly original" (Associated Press) American master. Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-both material and psychological--motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories--between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms-which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, "the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer" (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal Constitution).

Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a "stunningly original" (Associated Press) American master. Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-both material and psychological--motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories--between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms-which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, "the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer" (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal Constitution).
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a "stunningly original" (Associated Press) American master. Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-both material and psychological--motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories--between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms-which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, "the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer" (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal Constitution).

Language:

English

Narrators:

Leslie Bellair, Brian Troxell

Length:

3h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:28