Books by Donald Ray Pollock

When blue-collar southern Ohioan Donald Ray Pollock quit his job of 32 years to write dark, haunting stories of the hardscrabble, often depraved town of Knockemstiff, reviewers were throwing around Flannery O’Connor comparisons. His riveting new novel, The Devil All the Time, is similarly peopled with no-good folks from the holler, doing unspeakable things to themselves, and each other.

THE HEAVENLY TABLE by Donald Ray Pollock
Released: July 12, 2016

"A darkly comic gorefest by a gifted writer."
In 1917, after the death of their father, three dirt-poor Georgia brothers murder their employer, steal guns and horses, and embark on an epic crime spree. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME by Donald Ray Pollock
Released: July 12, 2011

"Pollock remains a singular stylist, but he has better books in him than this. "
This debut novel occasionally flashes the promise that the author showed in his highly praised short-story collection, but falls short of fulfilling it. Read full book review >
KNOCKEMSTIFF by Donald Ray Pollock
Released: March 18, 2008

"Pollock grabs by the throat and doesn't let go. "
A debut collection of terrifying, darkly funny stories concerning the drug-addled, beaten-down inhabitants of a southern Ohio holler called Knockemstiff. Read full book review >