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‘Devil All the Time’ Author Coming to Lakewood Public Library

Ohio-native Donald Ray Pollack is one of several big-time authors coming to the library as part of its author series.

He’s gone from the paper mill to bestseller lists.

David Ray Pollock, the man who the New York Times called “brutally creative,” is coming to the Lakewood Public Library on Nov. 1.

Pollock is the author behind The Devil All the Time, an “unflinching, unsentimental portrait of humanity at its worst” book set in rural Ohio. 

“The authors we have coming this season are pretty amazing,” said Leana Donofrio, of the Lakewood Public Library.

“We are very lucky to get him as he is a rising literary star from right here in little old Ohio. His book is devastating, and probably one of the most amazing things I've read in a long time.”

The book, a “shattering vision of violence and  redemption” follows a cast of bizarre characters from the end of WWII to the 1960s.

Pollock is set to speak at the Lakewood Public Library at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.

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