A wry and sophisticated heist drama, set in the rugged region of the Midwest that gives the novel its title, The Driftless Area is the story of Pierre Hunter, a young bartender with unfailing optimism, a fondness for coin tricks, and an uncanny capacity for finding trouble. When he falls in love, with the mysterious and isolated Stella Rosmarin, Pierre becomes the central player in a revenge drama he must unravel and bring to its shocking conclusion. Along the way he will liberate $77,000 from a murderous thief, summon the resources that have eluded him all his life, and come to question the very meaning of chance and mortality. For nothing is as it seems in The Driftless Area. Identities shift, violent secrets lie in wait, the future can cause the past, and love becomes a mission that can take you beyond this world.
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"The bittersweet ending is a perfect mix of light and dark. Drury is a master at showing extraordinary things happening to ordinary people - and it's always a fun ride." - Kirkus.
"Drury's evocative depiction of small-town life and an unpredictable plot with a touch of the supernatural will appeal to the same readers who enjoy independent films." - Library Journal.
"Though the Coen brothers-meet-David Lynch characters can seem stylized and two-dimensional, Drury has a knack for entertainingly weird detail that shines throughout." - PW.
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Drury is the author of four books including Hunts in Dreams and End of Vandalism.
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