“Knockemstiff” by Donald Ray Pollock

Pollock, Donald Ray.  Knockemstiff.  (F Pol)

Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that compose “Knockemstiff” feature a cast of recurring characters who are woebegone, baffled, and depraved—but irresistibly, undeniably real.

Reader 1:

Not for everyone!  But it’s a part of American culture that’s painful to admit to.

Reader 2:

4+  Ditto the above.

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