Lindy Burleigh

Country Noir

Winter’s Bone

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Daniel Woodrell’s novels set in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri have won him critical acclaim, and the genre he writes in, coined by the author as ‘country noir’, has quite a following in the United States. He is not yet as well known here as his compatriot Cormac McCarthy, but he covers similar territory. His latest novel, Winter’s Bone, is a gritty but delicately rendered portrayal of a remote, inbred hill community, which is at once menacing and mysterious.

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