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

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