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Not For Nothing, by Stephen Graham Jones

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Not For Nothing, by Stephen Graham Jones


Not For Nothing, by Stephen Graham Jones


Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Paperback: 298 pages
ISBN: 978-1938604539
Trim: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1

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A novel written in second person. The town is Stanton, Texas, population three thousand; the private investigator is disgraced Midland homicide detective Nicholas Bruiseman, who's so down on his luck that he's forced to take a job as a live-in security guard for the town's lone storage facility. This is his new life—starting over with nothing in the town he grew up in.

Praise for Stephen Graham Jones

"My hat is off to Stephen Graham Jones, because he is the kind of author that makes the frustrated writer inside every book reviewer cringe with self-doubt."—PopMatters

"Jones has a lyrical, hypnotic voice that never disappoints."—Buzzfeed

About Stephen Graham Jones


Born and raised in Texas. In Boulder, Colorado now. Forty-one. Blackfeet. Into werewolves and slashers and zombies. Would wear pirate shirts a lot if I could find them. And probably carry some kind of sword. More over at demontheory or @SGJ72