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Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work In Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work, a young girl is the only one to witness Franklin, the local loner, disappear into a...Why the Devil Chose New England for His WorkNonfiction, History In Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work, a young girl is the only one to witness Franklin, the local loner, disappear into a...2007-11-11Basic
Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work
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Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work

Genre: Nonfiction, History; Author: Jason Brown; Publisher: Basic

In Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work, a young girl is the only one to witness Franklin, the local loner, disappear into a frozen lake. But when she runs into her older brother’s strapping best friend, she doesn’t alert him — in fact, for a moment, she forgets Franklin entirely. It’s this sort of unnerving, hazy human darkness that Jason Brown explores so well in these stories, all set around a small Maine town full of weary, complicated souls. Often Brown fixates of those just entering adulthood, an age when the twin forces of temptation and regret are most potent. A-

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