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Controlled Burn Stories of Prison Crime and MenNder assumed names and men whose luck ran out a thousand miles ago these stories feel hard won from life and if they are moody and stark so too are they filled with human longing Controlled Burn is divided into two sections The Northeast Kingdom and The Fugitive West In each Scott Wolven reveals a broken world where there is no bottom left to hit In the haunting Outside Work Detail convicts stoically dig graves for their fellow prisoners yet reserve their deepest grief for the senseless death of a deer Crank introduces Red Green a maniacally brilliant addict who brews his own crystal meth in a backwoods lab and whose high energy antics inspire. Tough violent stories as uncompromising and unforgiving as stone with glimmers of beauty if you look hard enough These characters inhabit a New England most people will never even know they haven't seen

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Once or twice a decade an unknown short story writer blazes onto the literary scene with work that is thrilling and new Scott Wolven is such a talent and his raw blistering tales of hard bitten convicts dodgy informers and men running from the law make for the most exciting authentic collection of short stories I have read in years says George Pelecanos Brooding edgy and sometimes violent Controlled Burn's loosely linked stories are each in some way a distillation of hard time spent either in prison the backwoods of Vermont or the badlands of the American West Peopled by boxers drunks truck drivers murderers bounty hunters drifters traveling u. A collection of loosely linked short stories These are gritty tales of hard times and hard men told in a very strong voice that I liked a lot Rating 425

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REVIEW Controlled Burn: Stories of Prison, Crime, and Men 107 ´ Once or twice a decade an unknown short story writer blazes onto the literary scene with work that is thrilling and new Scott Wolven is such a talent and his raw blistering tales of hard bitten convicts dodgy informers and men running from the law make for the most eBoth cautious admiration and mortal fear in his business associates In Ball Lightning Reported Red Green's ultimate fate is revealed In Atomic Supernova a revenge obsessed sheriff deputizes a known cop killer to help him hunt down a counterfeiter and drug lord The unexpectedly tender and heartbreaking The Copper Kings concerns a father facing the dark truth behind his son's disappearance And in Vigilance a hunted man struggles to escape his past always yearning for an honorable yet perhaps unreachable future Powered by a spare ruminative prose style that recalls the best of Denis Johnson and Thom Jones Controlled Burn is an unforgettable debu. Brilliant collection of stories Wolven knows how to spin a good yarn There are many moments of pure poetry I wish he would produce