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JESSE DONALDSON - The More They Disappear

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
The More They Disappear: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250050229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 2nd, 2016



Friday, August 26th at 7pm

speaking & signing
The More They Disappear

In Conversation with
Author of
American Rust and The Son





A graduate of The Michener Center for Writers here in Austin, Jesse Donaldson’s work has appeared in “The Oxford American,” “Crazyhouse,” and “The Greensboro Review.” In his first novel, The More They Disappear, Donaldson has created both a suspenseful, twisting thriller and a commentary on life in a small town facing issues of addiction and poverty. Join us this evening to hear him read and speak from this novel.  Definitely a new writer to watch!


When long-serving Kentucky sheriff Lew Mattock is murdered by a confused, drug-addicted teenager, chief deputy Harlan Dupee is tasked with solving the crime. But as Harlan soon discovers, his former boss wasn't exactly innocent.

The investigation throws Harlan headlong into the burgeoning OxyContin trade, from the slanted steps of trailer parks to the manicured porches of prominent citizens, from ATV trails and tobacco farms to riverboat casinos and country clubs.

As the evidence draws him closer to an unlikely suspect, Harlan comes to question whether the law can even right a wrong during the corrupt and violent years that followed the release of OxyContin.


Jesse Donaldson was born and raised in Kentucky, attended Kenyon College and Oregon State University, and was a fellow at The Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. His writing has appeared in "The Oxford American", "The Greensboro Review", and "Crazyhorse". Among other things, he's worked as a gardener, copywriter, teacher, and maintenance man. He currently lives in Oregon with his wife and daughter and a dog named Max.

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