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Donald Ray Pollock

Biography

Donald Ray Pollock

Donald Ray Pollock, recipient of the 2009 PEN/Bingham Fellowship, made his literary debut in 2008 with the critically acclaimed story collection, KNOCKEMSTIFF.  He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1973 to 2005. He holds an MFA from Ohio State University. His work has appeared in, among other publications, Epoch, Granta and the New York Times.

Donald Ray Pollock

Books by Donald Ray Pollock

by Donald Ray Pollock - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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, 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?

by Donald Ray Pollock - Fiction, Suspense

Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s --- from a tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific whose wife is dying of cancer, to a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, to a spider-handling preacher and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick.