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… 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… 2007-10-10 History Nonfiction Basic
Book Review

Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work (2007)

Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 10, 2007; Writer: Jason Brown; Genres: History, Nonfiction; 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-

Originally posted Nov 05, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints
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