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The End of Vandalism

A Novel

by Tom Drury

  • 262 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Grove Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Middle West,
  • Popular American Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Marriage,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • General,
  • Domestic fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7875150M
    ISBN 100802142702
    ISBN 109780802142702
    OCLC/WorldCa62755622

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    Get this from a library! The end of vandalism. [Tom Drury] -- Louise Darling, wife of a crook, gives him the boot and marries the local sheriff. When the sheriff runs for re-election Louise's ex sees an opportunity for revenge with a campaign of dirty tricks.   Culture > Books > Reviews The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury, book review: A slow march to greatness. This is fiction that doesn’t Author: James Kidd.

    For I swear before you and Almighty God a solemn oath: Tom Drury’s novel, “The End of Vandalism,” is the best comic novel about democracy of the last : Eugenia Williamson.   Scattered farmhouses in The End of Vandalism. Photograph: Ryan McGinnis/Alamy These stories are the novel’s subject and its method. We move through the book, from scene to scene, character to.


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Before its publication insubstantial excerpts of American author Tom Drury's novel The End of Vandalism had already been published as minimalist stories in The New Yorker.

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