In this stunning debut, a base-jumping samurai park ranger parachutes off the St. Louis arch. A stained-glass artist struggles over his masterpiece for a castle in Southern Missouri and learns through great loss what his true subject will be. A schoolteacher searches for her missing son, her only clue a mysterious, paint-smeared stencil he left behind. And in the title story, which first appeared in Atlantic Monthly, an orphaned young man and his former high school football coach set out to kidnap the coach's daughter from Los Angeles and bring her back to East Texas.
With a forceful and compassionate voice, Pizzolatto places us at the crossroads of memory and desire, longing and loss, somewhere between here and the Yellow Sea.
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By Old Hippy on 26-07-15
Dark, hopeless tales
Pizzolatto takes run on the dark side anyway (witness Galveston and True Detective), but these short stories leave you feeling the author just spray painted your soul black.
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By Ivar on 15-05-17
Only lasted a couple of chapters, narrator is bad and not comfortable to listen to for hours. Too bad
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