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The Devil All the Time - Donald Ray Pollock

"The stories are as raw as life is. There's no sugar coating. Things are stated and presented for what they are in their blunt, unromantic state. Scrape your elbows and put ice on your black eye. Wait for the hangover to settle and spit out the coffee grinds from your cheap 7/11 brew. Dull your heartache and go drive your junker to the country. Try to pretend everything's okay and find yourself in all the mistakes and that $5 bill on the ground. Take your chances. Grow up. Or don't. Get away from here. Or stay. Who gives a shit? It's your problem. Fix it if you give enough of a damn. They're lessons I'm learning."