D. W. Wilson is an award-winning short story writer and novelist, a teacher, and an avowed nerd.
One of the finest novels of the year.
An epic tale of loyalty [and] betrayal
A lean, powerful book about quiet, emotional people. It animates a world that any smalltown North American could identify in a moment, yet it transcends this environment to evoke something universal: how people live through loss, and how they talk about what matters, or don’t.
Wilson’s world is dangerous and unpredictable, and his writing has a terrific, understated force.
DW Wilson takes his place with other North American writers such as David Vann and Daniel Woodrell in eking out savage grace and empathy through muscular prose.
Wilson’s description and dialogue . . .attain [a] lean, elemental punch, a total and exhilarating exclusion of the extraneous.