The Bayou Trilogy: Under The Bright Lights, Muscle For The Wing, And The Ones You Do

Paperback | April 28, 2011

byDaniel Woodrell

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A hard-hitting, critically acclaimed trilogy of crime novels from an author about whomNew Yorkmagazine has written, "What people say about Cormac McCarthy ... goes double for [Woodrell]. Possibly more."

In the parish of St. Bruno, sex is easy, corruption festers, and double-dealing is a way of life. Rene Shade is an uncompromising detective swimming in a sea of filth.

As Shade takes on hit men, porn kings, a gang of ex-cons, and the ghosts of his own checkered past, Woodrell's three seminal novels pit long-entrenched criminals against the hard line of the law, brother against brother, and two vastly different sons against a long-absent father.

THE BAYOU TRILOGY highlights the origins of a one-of-a-kind author, a writer who for over two decades has created an indelible representation of the shadows of the rural American experience and has steadily built a devoted following among crime fiction aficionados and esteemed literary critics alike.

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A hard-hitting, critically acclaimed trilogy of crime novels from an author about whomNew Yorkmagazine has written, "What people say about Cormac McCarthy ... goes double for [Woodrell]. Possibly more."In the parish of St. Bruno, sex is easy, corruption festers, and double-dealing is a way of life. Rene Shade is an uncompromising detec...

Five of Daniel Woodrell's eight published novels were selected asNew York TimesNotable Books of the Year.Tomato Redwon the PEN West Award for the Novel in 1999. Woodrell lives in the Ozarks near the Arkansas line with his wife, Katie Estill.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316133655

ISBN - 13:9780316133654

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"The pages snap, crackle, and pop. Woodrell's writing reminds me of the late, great John D. MacDonald, the kind of keen eye for the local detail, but he walks his own walk and talks his own talk."-Barry Gifford, on The Ones You Do