Trilobites & Other Stories

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The stories in this collection nearly all take place in and around the mountain hollows of West Virginia: a world of cock-fighting, coal-mining, deer-stalking, sex, depression, drinking and death.

'It would be easy to allow his one collection of stories to be buried under the landslide of books published every year. But it’s worth doing a little excavating to dig it up. The past few years have seen late-in-the-day and posthumous revivals of interest in writers such ... John Williams. Get out your pickaxes'

New Yorker

Breece D’J Pancake left behind an astonishing achievement. He was a master of a distinctly American vernacular, which he used to remind us of all the ways that fiction could teach us about ourselves. These stories are absolutely essential reading - Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

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The stories in this collection nearly all take place in and around the mountain hollows of West Virginia: a world of cock-fighting, coal-mining, deer-stalking, fox-hunting, truck-driving, prize-fighting, sex, depression, drinking and death. They are the work of an uncannily observant chronicler of his region, who brilliantly evokes a whole crowd of doomed and despairing brawlers, murderers, drunkards and demented husbands and wives - desperate people desperately alive.

Raw-boned and fiercely original, Trilobites & Other Stories is the summation of a writer whose career, though brief, burned with an incandescent flame.

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"The best, most sincere writer I've ever read" (Kurt Vonnegut)

"Breece D’J Pancake left behind an astonishing achievement. He was a master of a distinctly American vernacular, which he used to remind us of all the ways that fiction could teach us about ourselves. These stories are absolutely essential reading" ( Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds)

"This is an exceptional voice; gritty, mordant, invested with the texture of stroked reality; urgent and haunting" ( Margaret Atwood)

"Muscular, precise, lyric and unforgettable… Utterly singular" (Eileen Battersby Irish Times)

"Simple, rich with dialogue and precious" (Anna Fielding Stylist)

"[Pancake’s] words…combined with an unsparing vision of humanity create the spine-tingling sense that you’re reading an original" (Max Liu Independent)

"Haunting brilliance" (John Dugdale Literary Review)

"By any standards, [the story “Trilobites”] is a masterpiece; that it is an artistic debut is astonishing… To say that Breece D’J Pancake is not well enough known is a massive understatement… Quite simply, a literary genius" (John Burnside Guardian)

"Impressive" (Philip Maughan New Statesman)

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