The End of Vandalism

The End of Vandalism

Book - 1994
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A novel about Midwestern life centers around the love triangle of Sheriff Dan Norman, thief Tiny Darling, and Louise, the woman they both love.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin ; New York : Seymour Lawrence, 1994
ISBN: 9780395621516
0395621518
9780802142702
Branch Call Number: FICTION DRURY...T
Characteristics: 321 pages : map ; 22 cm

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JimLoter
Feb 28, 2014

Brilliant, generally plotless novel that perfectly captures the people, tone, and rhythm of the American Midwest without judgment or condescension. Written in a simple, sparse, and almost Runyon-esque prose, the book largely follows county sheriff, Dan Norman; his wife, Louise; and Louise's ex-husband, Tiny as they meander through a couple years of life in rural Iowa. Drury's narration and dialog reflects all the small-talk, passive-aggressivity, and down-home pseudo-philosophy of the region. To me, a characteristic paragraph reads: "Tiny went to hayride put on by the White family at Walleye Lake. It was a Friday and cold as hell with the wind coming off the lake. This had been planned as a victory hayride and then changed to a farewell hayride. Walleye Lake always had its share of hayrides. One fall they were tried without hay, but there were many complaints."

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JimLoter
Feb 28, 2014

"Tiny went to hayride put on by the White family at Walleye Lake. It was a Friday and cold as hell with the wind coming off the lake. This had been planned as a victory hayride and then changed to a farewell hayride. Walleye Lake always had its share of hayrides. One fall they were tried without hay, but there were many complaints."

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