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Harder Ground: More Woods Cop Stories [Paperback]

Item : Harder Ground: More Woods Cop Stories [Paperback]
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Author Author : Heywood, Joseph
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1493009028
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781493009022
Publisher Publisher : Lyons Press
Pages Pages : 256
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100075841

Praise for Joseph Heywood's previous collection of short stories, Hard GroundHeywood displays uncommon storytelling versatility in this brilliant collection of 27 tales about the game wardens who patrol Michigans Upper Peninsula&. This volume should be read for pleasure, but would do equally well as an instruction manual for aspiring writers.Publishers Weekly (starred review)Joseph Heywood knows his poachers, deer-baiters, and road-beer-drinking yahoos, as well as his cross-dressing informants and Elvis impersonators, but his most compelling characters are the hardworking and embattled conservation officers, the quietly heroic men and women who enforce the law evenhandedly against a well-armed slice of citizenry. Heywood is at his finest and funniest in these short stories from Michigans Upper Peninsula, where cold kills and night can be as black as the inside of a cow. These detective stories are a great contribution to the rural American literary tradition, with nods to Mark Twain, Robert Travers, Jim Harrison, Cully Gage, and Dashiell Hammett.Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Once Upon a River and American Salvage, a National Book Award finalistJoseph Heywood has a great ear for the vernacular of some of Americas more colorful backwoods citizens, the cast for this wild set of tales. Even more incredible is his ability to see into the wild hearts of a wide range of wonderfully flawed human beings and the cops and conservation officers who try to keep them under control. This is full throttle writing, the kind of stuff you cant put down to pick up the remote. Heywood is a compelling writer who has obviously done his time in the woods and lived to come back to tell us what its really like out there.Michael Delp, author of As If We Were Prey and The Last Good WaterFrom the author of the beloved Grady Service and Lute Bapcat Mysteries and the critically acclaimed short-story collection Hard Ground, a new collection of stories, this time starring women galó:

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