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The Resource Controlled burn: : stories of prison, crime, and men, Scott Wolven, (Hoopla electronic resource)

Controlled burn: : stories of prison, crime, and men, Scott Wolven, (Hoopla electronic resource)

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Controlled burn: : stories of prison, crime, and men
Title
Controlled burn:
Title remainder
stories of prison, crime, and men
Statement of responsibility
Scott Wolven
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once or twice a decade, an unknown short-story writer blazes onto the literary scene with work that is thrilling and new. Scott Wolven is such a talent, and his raw, blistering tales of hard-bitten convicts, dodgy informers, and men running from the law make for "the most exciting, authentic collection of short stories I have read in years," says George Pelecanos.Brooding, edgy, and sometimes violent, Controlled Burn's loosely linked stories are each in some way a distillation of hard time - spent either in prison, the backwoods of Vermont, or the badlands of the American West. Peopled by boxers, drunks, truck drivers, murderers, bounty hunters, drifters traveling under assumed names, and men whose luck ran out a thousand miles ago, these stories feel hard-won from life, and if they are moody and stark, so too are they filled with human longing.Controlled Burn is divided into two sections: "The Northeast Kingdom" and "The Fugitive West." In each, Scott Wolven reveals a broken world where there is no bottom left to hit. In the haunting "Outside Work Detail," convicts stoically dig graves for their fellow prisoners yet reserve their deepest grief for the senseless death of a deer. "Crank" introduces Red Green, a maniacally brilliant addict who brews his own crystal meth in a backwoods lab, and whose high-energy antics inspire both cautious admiration and mortal fear in his business associates. In "Ball Lightning Reported," Red Green's ultimate fate is revealed. In "Atomic Supernova," a revenge-obsessed sheriff deputizes a known cop-killer to help him hunt down a counterfeiter and drug lord. The unexpectedly tender and heartbreaking "The Copper Kings" concerns a father facing the dark truth behind his son's disappearance. And in "Vigilance," a hunted man struggles to escape his past, always yearning for an honorable yet perhaps unreachable future.Powered by a spare, ruminative prose style that recalls the best of Denis Johnson and Thom Jones, Controlled Burn is an unforgettable debut
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1965-
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Wolven, Scott
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by William Dufris
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  • Dufris, William
  • hoopla digital
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  • Men
  • Violence
  • Criminals
  • Prisoners
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Controlled burn: : stories of prison, crime, and men, Scott Wolven, (Hoopla electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400121618
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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10757180
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MWT10757180
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Controlled burn: : stories of prison, crime, and men, Scott Wolven, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400121618
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10757180
Publisher number
MWT10757180
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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