Drawing comparisons to bestselling author Elmore Leonard, Daniel Woodrell has received abundant critical praise for this hilarious yet suspenseful novel. Although John X. Shade has made quite a few mistakes in his life as a sharp pool hustler and ladies' man, taking $47,000 off of "Lunch" Pumphrey is the biggest mistake of all. Now Shade is on the run and headed back to the bayou . . . where others have scores to settle as well.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dan Woodrell comes from a long line of Ozarkers that stretch back before the Civil War. A high school dropout he joined the marine corps at 17. The military and he saw things differently. A period of post military drifting ended up at the University of Kansas and a Michener fellowship at the Iowa Writers School, where he was definitely the odd man out.
He is the author of eight novels including Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, The Ones You Do, Ride With the Devil, Woe To Live On, Give Us A Kiss, Tomato Red and The Death Of Sweet Mister. He lives in West Plains, Missouri.
Critical Acclaim for Daniel Woodrell
"...Daniel Woodrell is a storyteller of bristling imagination and muscular prose, who uses the poetically profane language of the trailerpark to wicked effect..." - Sara Paretsky, Bizarre
"...Daniel Woodrell is stone brilliant ... a bayou Dutch Leonard steeped in rich Louisiana language..." - James Ellroy,
"...Daniel Woodrell is one of the most exciting writers I've discovered in a long time..." - Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News