Daniel Woodrell

Daniel Woodrell is an American novelist and short story writer, best known for his crime fiction and dark, rural settings. He was born on March 4, 1953, in Springfield, Missouri. Woodrell coined the term 'country noir' to describe his 1996 novel 'Give Us a Kiss'. His 2006 novel 'Winter's Bone' was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name in 2010. Woodrell's work is characterized by its gritty themes, complex characters, and evocative prose, often exploring the lives of people living on the fringes of society in the Ozark Mountains.


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  1. 1. Winter's Bone

    Set in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, the story follows a determined, hard-bitten teenage girl who, in the face of her drug-dealing father's disappearance, takes on the responsibility of caring for her two younger siblings and mentally ill mother. When she learns their house will be taken away unless her father shows up for his court date, she embarks on a dangerous journey through the criminal underworld to find him, encountering violence and betrayal along the way.