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Arkansas (edition 2009)
by John Brandon
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Originally published by McSweeney’s in hardcover and met with wide acclaim, Arkansas is a darkly comic debut novel written by John Brandon about a pair of drug runners, Kyle and Swin, set in the rural southeast. Drawing comparisons to a striking range of storytellers, from Quentin Tarantino and Mark Twain to Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy, John Brandonan MFA graduate of Washington University who worked an array of odd jobs while writing the novel, including at a rubber factory and a windshield warehousedelivers a tightly written, bitterly funny story that chronicles the monochromatic landscape of the American southeast and gives a glimpse into the mindset of his wildly troubled yet seemingly real characters.
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Swin and Kyle crisscross the South with illicit goods while taking vague orders from a boss they've never met. Before they recognize how close to paradise they are in a neglected state park in southern Arkansas, their lazy peace is shattered with a shot. Night blends into day. Dead bodies. Crooked superiors. Suspicious associates. They quickly find there isn't time for slow learning, bad judgment, or foul luck.
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