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Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a "stunningly original" (Associated Press) American master.

Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-both material and psychological--motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor.

There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories--between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms-which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, "the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer" (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal Constitution). Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Outlaw Album is a stunner. Woodrell has the rare ability to tell compelling stories rooted in familiar soil that are simultaneously simple and complex, local and universal, funny and tragic.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Woodrell’s Old Testament prose and blunt vision have a chilly timelessness that suggests this novel will speak to readers as long as there are readers.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An intense volume of fury and blood in the Ozarks, The Outlaw Album crystallizes Woodrell’s slicing wit and unflinching confrontation with criminality and tragedy.”

    Kansas City Star

  • “The lineage from Faulkner to Woodrell runs as deep and true as an Ozark stream in this book…His most profound and haunting work yet.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Woodrell’s spare, brutal prose, a kind of ‘country noir,’ captures the true essence of a rough little pocket of America’s heartland that has yet to be—and may indeed never be—smoothed over.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Despite the roughness of the content, Woodrell has a poet’s sense of how to turn a phrase.”

    Esquire

  • A 2011 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book
  • A 2011 Guardian Best Book of the Year
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About the Author
Author Daniel Woodrell

Daniel Woodrell lives in the Missouri Ozarks near the Arkansas state line. His five most recent novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Tomato Red won the PEN West Award for the Novel. Two novels have been adapted as major motion pictures: Woe to Live On, filmed in 1999 by Ang Lee as Ride with the Devil, starring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich, and Winter’s Bone, a 2010 film accepted to the US dramatic competition category at the Sundance Film Festival.