Donald Ray Pollock

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Donald Ray Pollock

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Donald Ray Pollock was born in 1954 and grew up in southern Ohio, in a holler named Knockemstiff. He dropped out of high school at seventeen to work in a meatpacking plant, and then spent thirty-two years employed in a paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio. He graduated from the MFA program at Ohio State University in 2009, and still lives in Chillicothe with his wife, Patsy. His first book, Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, The Journal, Sou’wester, Chiron Review, River Styx, Boulevard, Folio, Granta, NYTBR, Washington Square, and The Berkeley Fiction Review. The Devil All the Time is his first novel.


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The Devil All the Time
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Knockemstiff
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Hair's Fate / Knockemstiff
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Blessed / The Fights
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Das Handwerk des Teufels
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Dynamite Hole / Real Life
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Al die tijd de duivel
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Fish Sticks / Rainy Sunday
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Holler / I Start Over
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“I'm beginning to believe that anything I do to extend my life is just going to be outweighed by the agony of living it.”
Donald Ray Pollock, Knockemstiff

“When you first heard him talking about it, you'd figure he was batshit crazy, but really, he was just trying to fill up his days so he didn't have to think about what a fucking mess he had made of everything. It's the same for most of us; forgetting our lives might be the best we'll ever do.”
Donald Ray Pollock, Knockemstiff

“A lot of people get the wrong impression, think there's something romantic or tragic about hitting bottom.”
Donald Ray Pollock, Knockemstiff

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