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Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work by Jason Brown
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Jul 27, 2011


Melancholy and dark, these loosely related stories are filled with characters trying to escape the small towns and back roads on which they grew up. In trying they find they can't escape the past or themselves. From the evocative title of the titular story to the last page, Brown constructs a corner of New England that is heir to the ethos of stories like The Devil and Tom Walker. You may walk into these woods and not return...
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