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Staff Pick
Pity the Beast

Pity the Beast

Current price: $17.95
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
And Other Stories
The Book Tavern
3 on hand, as of Sep 26 4:22pm
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Like a giant mural of the American West, cosmic and brutal in its scope while beautiful and vulnerable. Turns the entire cowboy genre on its head with a feminist story of revenge, nature, myth, and jokes. Wild, surprising, and captivating.

Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
Winter 2023 Reading Group Indie Next List

About the Author

Robin McLean worked as a lawyer and then a potter in the woods of Alaska before turning to writing. Her story collection Reptile House won the 2013 BOA Editions Fiction Prize and was twice a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Short Story Prize. Her debut novel Pity the Beast was chosen in multiple Best Books of 2021 lists in outlets such as the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and White Review, while the American Booksellers Association chose it as an Indie Next pick. She now lives and teaches in the high plains desert of central Nevada at Ike's Canyon Ranch Writer's Retreat, which she co-founded.