July 11, 2007
July 11, 2007
Reaching her sixteenth year in the harsh Ozarks while caring for her poverty-stricken family, Ree Dolly learns that they will lose their house unless her bail-skipping father can be found and made to appear at an upcoming court date.
In Missouri's Ozark Mountains the Dolly family is a clan of 200 inbred ******- and booze-addled natives, a white-trash tribe living savagely on the fringes of civilization. The heroine of Daniel Woodrell's "country noir" is Ree Dolly, a 16-year old with aspirations of something greater than a backwater existence spent nurturing her alcoholic mother. However, when Ree begins poking around for her missing father (the Dolly's blackest sheep, in trouble with both the law and his kin) she finds herself pitted against the grim little community she has been born into. Woodrell conjures a brooding atmosphere full of unspeakable yet hypnotic characters, and the reader is pulled inexorable into his hick heart of darkness.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: General, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Daniel Woodrell
- Online Item #: 11443588
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-3954
- ISBN: 9780316066419
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported