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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Stories

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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Stories by Tower, Wells, 9780312429294
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  • ISBN: 9780312429294 | 0312429290
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/2/2010
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Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs. A man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the print of a bare foot on the inside of his car's windshield doesn't match her own. Teenage cousins, drugged by summer, meet with a reckoning in the woods. A boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl. Wells Tower's version of America is touched with the seamy splendor of the dropout, the misfit: failed inventors, boozy dreamers, hapless fathers, wayward sons. With electric prose and savage wit, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned is a profound new collection of stories.

"A striking, often savage first collection of stories. Tower's language is as compact and muscular as a wrestler's body."-Heller McAlpin, San Francisco Chronicle

"Tower writes about raggedy men, neglected boys, and quarrelsome Vikings who are down on their luck (if they ever had any). But the stories are very funny, and surprising, and possess a rugged beauty."-Vendela Vida, Vanity Fair

"Tower seems incapable of writing a boring description. A crackling, head-turning debut."-Jonathan Miles, Men's Journal

"It sometimes feels as if there's nothing Tower can't render in arresting fashion. His prose is a welcome reminder that the first job of the fiction writer is to introduce the reader to worlds both new and familiar in ways they wouldn't have arrived at on their own."-Jim Ruland, Los Angeles Times

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