Donnybrook follows a group of people from the back alleys and dive bars and rural mountains of the rough & tumble South looking to gain glory and riches at an infamous backwoods, no holds barred, bareknuckle fighting tournament in Tennessee. Frank Bill is among a class of writers like Daniel Woodrell and Donald Ray Pollock who inspire TV shows such as Ozark and True Detective that write with beauty and wonder about people who are tough and dangerous not because they want to be, but because they have to be too they don't get swallowed whole by the world around them.
A three-day bare-fisted fighting tournament in rural Indiana pits a desperate man trying to feed his children with a ruthless and undefeated master fighter turned meth-cooker in this new novel from the author of Crimes in Southern Indiana. Original. 30,000 first printing.