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Daniel Woodrell’s Southern Noir

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Daniel Woodrell’s Southern Noir

Daniel Woodrell’s novels occupy that rare and wonderful space in between and among noir, Southern Gothic, and high literature. His writing is breathtakingly beautiful, and the stories are equally heartbreaking and terrifying, all due to his wonderful ability to bring characters to life and imbue them with unforgettable personalities — perfect for the inevitably troubling situations they find themselves in.

La Fille Aux Cheveux Rouge Tomate and Un Hiver De Glace are more in the Southern Gothic genre, both focusing on young women in the Arkansas Ozarsks who are forced to deal with violent, dispassionate surroundings,  while Sous La Lumière Cruelle, is a bit more of a neo-noir, featuring a detective in rural Louisiana trying to unravel a crime that unsettles the small seedy town.

If you’re looking for some addictive crime fiction, Woodrell is among the best.

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La fille aux cheveux rouge tomate
fr
By Daniel Woodrell
Pages: 270 Pages
Publisher: RIVAGES
Format: Paperback / softback
Language: French
Dimensions: 170 mm x 110 mm x 20 mm
Publication Date:
12 Janvier 2001
ISBN-10 : 2743607394
ISBN-13:9782743607395
" Faut croire que tous les gens qui me ressemblent grandissent avec une bombe à retardement dans l'organisme. Tu vois de quoi je veux parler : toutes les bombes nées de la colère, de la... Read more
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Un hiver de glace
fr
By Daniel Woodrell
Pages: 211 Pages
Publisher: RIVAGES
Format: Paperback / softback
Language: French
Dimensions: 170 mm x 110 mm x 14 mm
Publication Date:
23 Février 2011
ISBN-10 : 2743621672
ISBN-13:9782743621674
Jessup Dolly est parti de chez lui, abandonnant à leur sort ses trois enfants et une épouse qui n'a plus toute sa tête. Dans cette maison isolée et glaciale, où les placards sont vides, Ree,... Read more
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Sous la lumière cruelle
fr
By Daniel Woodrell
Pages: 219 Pages
Publisher: RIVAGES
Format: Paperback / softback
Language: French
Dimensions: 170 mm x 110 mm x 16 mm
Publication Date:
01 Septembre 1991
ISBN-10 : 2869304803
ISBN-13:9782869304802
Dans ses rêves, Jewel Cobb s'était imaginé dans la peau d'un tueur de légende. Aujourd'hui, il est descendu dans la ville de Saint-Bruno pour réaliser son fantasme. Son cousin, Duncan, lui a... Read more
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