Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell
A Country Noir

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A fifth novel by author Daniel Woodrell is comprised of his humorous and often paradoxical situations and warped, slippery characters. By the author of Woe to Live On, The Ones You Do, Muscle for the Wing, and Under the Bright Lights.

About Daniel Woodrell

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DANIEL WOODRELL lives in the Missouri Ozarks near the Arkansas state line. His five most recent novels were selected as "New York Times" Notable Books of the Year, and "Tomato Red" won the PEN West Award for the Novel. Two novels have been adapted as major motion pictures: "Woe to Live On", filmed in 1999 by Ang Lee as "Ride with the Devil", starring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich, and "Winter's Bone", a 2010 film accepted to the US Dramatic Competition category at Sundance.
Published February 1, 1996 by Henry Holt & Co. 237 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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 In his fifth novel full of ``quick, terrible rough-stuff,'' Woodrell (The Ones You Do, 1992, etc.) makes it clear he's itching to escape the confines of genre fiction: that, like his Ozark-bred novelist-protagonist, he's hoping for that breakout book.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir

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Again, Woodrell mines his native Ozarks for artistic and comic inspiration, but this time the lode that produced the dazzling The Ones You Do (1992) turns up as much paste as as it does precious stone

Jan 29 1996 | Read Full Review of Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir

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