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free read Far Beyond the Pale ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Daren Dean ´ 6 read summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Daren Dean Is funny deep ironic and just twisted enough to hold a reader tight In his novel a kid grows up the mean grow meaner and we come to care about what happens in this Missouri town that could be just over the next rise from Faulkner’s famous Jefferson Mississippi Clyde Edgerton Author of Raney The Bible Salesman The Night Train Daren Dean shoots from the hip and his characters follow his example Alive with language FAR BEYOND THE PALE makes you feel like you're sitting in the back of the car with the windows down listening to the cast wonder about what comes next and you slap on your seat belt to make sure you are safe for the raucous ride Michael Farris Smith author of RIVERS The next time you pull into a Missouri town and think for a minute that there’s no one worth saving and nothing’s going on you’ll hark back to this novel and the heartbreaking story of Honey Boy and his desperately lovely Mama And then you’ll cry a lonesome river Go on I dare you Steve Yates author of Some Kinds of Love Stories Morkan’s uarry and its seuel The Teeth of the SoulshttpwwwFar Beyond Pal. Dean describes a sometimes sinister and claustrophobic world Mayberry as directed by David Lynch punctuated with and sometimes punctured by his wry humor A coming of age tale crossed with Village of the Damned that draws power from a strong current of affection and sadness for its characters

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Far Beyond the Pale

free read Far Beyond the Pale ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Daren Dean ´ 6 read summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Daren Dean In this darkly comic novel Nathan “Honey Boy” Kimbrough narrates a boy’s search for a father and his mother’s search for a good man in the mid 1970s Honey Boy is a thirteen year old four letter spouting pistol packing kid who is determined to learn something about the art of thieving swag from Kingdom County’s own resident outlaw Vaughn a man so wicked that he is gone beyond the pale in his outrageous acts which include ransacking homes stealing livestock and intimidating his neighborsIt’s a fight between a boy’s need to be good and pursue a life as his great Aunt Oleta suggests chosen to serve God and the life of a country outlaw Ultimately he falls under the tutelage of Vaughn a natural born killer with the conscience of a sociopath What follows is a conclusion so violent that even Vaughn might wonder if he hasn’t done his job too well Vigilantes in Fairmont surround the outlaw at his favorite tavern with deer rifles and revolvers drawn in a modern southern novel with an explosive climaxDaren Dean grandly and seamlessly joins terror and tenderness gravity and sub. First of all I have to say that Dean is a master when it comes to capturing the authentic voice of the raw rough edged people he is writing about The dialogue descriptions observations everything rings true It s rare to see SUCH dedication of an author to the people he is writing about fiction or no This authenticity actually gave me a bit of trouble though this is no fault of the author s Dean so perfectly captures these characters and their disturbing situations that it was painful to read in many parts I think the raw cruelty of these characters combined with a young teenage narrator was impossible to take lightly and it hit a little too close to home for comfort Again this is not a fault but rather a compliment towards how well the author is able to render a picture of these characters and their lives There were some issues with proofing as well some words left out etc that I found distracting but this doesn t take away from the power of the story Overall if this is your genre dark gritty tough characters in less than glamorous situations told with deep introspection then I certainly wouldn t miss out on Far Beyond the Pale I m very much looking forward to what Daren Dean gives us next

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free read Far Beyond the Pale ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Daren Dean ´ 6 read summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Daren Dean Lime lightness and he does so through the narrative voice of a boy so endearingly and vulnerably real that he turns into lost kin you keep worrying about long after the book has been put down Dean writes like the laureate of fallen angels He is an important new voice in our literary culture” Robert Olen Butler The Star of Istanbul Severance A Good Scent from a Strange MountainDean owns some serious literary real estate in the backcountry of Missouri the way Larry Brown owned the back roads of Mississippi and the way Daniel Woodrell owns certain environs near the Arkansas line –Cynthia Shearer The Wonder Book of the Air The Celestial Jukebox The torch that fell when we lost Harry Crews and Larry Brown has been upraised by many but in the hands of Daren Dean that sacred flame burns with a new and brilliant fire FAR BEYOND THE PALE is Grit Lit pure true For those of us who love it Dean perfectly packs double barrels of violence and linguistic verve Kent Wascom The Blood of Heaven and Secessia Daren Dean writes in the school of Larry Brown Harry Crews and William Gay His fiction. Far Beyond the Pale by Daren Dean introduces readers to Nathan Kimbrough known to most as Honey Boy or The Kid He s 13 years old in the mid 1970s and he and his mother have just returned to Fairmount Missouri his mother s birthplace after drifting for years as his mother falls in love with one bad man after another Honey Boy doesn t know who his father is because his mother won t tell him but he soon re establishes friendships with the Vaughn boys who are all headed for no good in a hurry Chief among the Vaughns is Elston easily the worst man in the County when for some reason Elston decides to make Honey Boy his apprentice it s up to the youngster to figure out whether his future will lead him to heaven or to hell There s a lot to like in this novel the writing is evocative of a place and time and the story about a youngster struggling to grow up and figure out his place in the world is a universal and universally compelling tale I had some trouble with some of the characters particularly Elston who is indeed far beyond the pale it s sometimes a struggle to get through a novel with so many unpleasant people in it But I liked Honey Boy and his friends and since he s on just about every page of the book it was helpful to focus specifically on him to offset the wicked characters This was an e book advance reader copy and as I ve noticed and with e books there are a number of dropped words misspellings and the like my favourite was a line in which the word was obviously meant to be face as in saving face but the word used was faith pretty funny in a novel that includes a whole lot of religious talk and action I hope the publisher can pass it through another proof reading session because of that problem but I did find it a good read even with that annoyance Recommended

  • Paperback
  • 382
  • Far Beyond the Pale
  • Daren Dean
  • English
  • 09 March 2019
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