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Woe to Live On: A Novel

Woe to Live On: A Novel

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by Daniel Woodrell

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Set in the border states of Kansas and Missouri, WOE TO LIVE ON explores the nature of lawlessness and violence, friendship and loyalty, through the eyes of young recruit Jake Roedel. Where he and his fellow First Kansas Irregulars go, no one is safe, no one can be neutral. Roedel grows up fast, experiencing a brutal parody of war without standards or mercy. But as

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Woe to Live On 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a library copy of this book years ago, and have been looking for it ever since. I am excited it is back in print. Buy it while you can find it! Woodrell presents a side of the conflict largely neglected in the popular press. While his language can be over the top in modern writing, for this period piece his voice is effectively authentic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent, but I definitely prefer his Ozark characters to his westerns. A page turner, but some of his other work is better.