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Book Nook: Donnybrook, by Frank Bill

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Frank Bill writes tough, gritty fiction that is informed by his experiences living in southern Indiana. Economic hard times have taken their toll on that region. As the manufacturing base has declined some folks have out of desperation resorted to committing crimes. Bill's first book was "Crimes in Southern Indiana," a collection of short stories that showed that this author is a rising force. The man can really write.

His first novel, "Donnybrook," fulfills the promise of that first book. This new book surges with a savage adrenaline. It is the most violent story imaginable and it is thoroughly entertaining. In this interview Frank Bill talks about his craft and his outlook on life. We'll be hearing more from Frank Bill.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.