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Review by Steven Meloan: The Dead and the Desperate by Dan Denton

If you’re looking for a tale of personal purgatory but ultimate redemption, The Dead and the Desperate is the book for you. There have been many literary takes on blue collar life in America—dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships, and often mixed with substance abuse or variations of mental illness. But as a deft and brutally honest …

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Local author Dan Denton chronicles blue collar living in new novel

BY JASON WEBBER/THE BLADE Dan Denton does not imbibe alcohol. Seated at a table in The Attic, Denton, sips Red Bull and cranberry juice, a far cry from the beer swilling protagonist of his new novel The Dead and the Desperate, which was just published by local imprint Roadside Press. On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., …

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Review by David Alec Knight: The Dead and the Desperate by Dan Denton

If you have liked Dan Denton’s poetry, or if you liked his first novel, you know what you’re in for. And guess what? There’s even more now: he has grown much as a writer since, and this novel is even more important. You might think, as you begin to read Dan Denton’s THE DEAD AND …

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Review by Westley Heine: The Dead and the Desperate by Dan Denton

The Beats and later Charles Bukoswki cleared the way for the working class poet, the outlaw writer, and the mental outsider to enter literature. After Buk died in 1994 no one has really replaced his mantle. In the vacuum has swelled a generation of writers who seem to think if they get drunk and write …

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Review by Independent Book Review: The Dead and the Desperate by Dan Denton

The Dead and the Desperate By Dan Denton Genre: Literary Fiction Reviewed by Maxwell Gillmer, Independent Book Review Beautifully written and utterly raw—a harrowing look at the life of an American factory worker There is no title more fitting for Dan Denton’s third book than The Dead and the Desperate. The story is borne of …

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