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  1. Thursday Jul 14 DONALD RAY POLLOCK TO VISIT THURSDAY, JULY 14; 7 PM DONALD RAY POLLOCK, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, will introduce his newest work, The Heavenly Table, a dark, gritty, electrifying (and disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will...
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DONALD RAY POLLOCK TO VISIT

THURSDAY, JULY 14; 7 PM

DONALD RAY POLLOCK, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, will introduce his newest work, The Heavenly Table, a dark, gritty, electrifying (and disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.

Set in 1917, on land that divides Georgia from Alabama, farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane, Cob, and Chimney. 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?

Donald Ray Pollock holds a MFA from the Ohio State University. His work has appeared in, among other publications, Epoch, Granta, and The New York Times. He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio from 1973 to 2005.

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