Welcome to Grouse County, somewhere in the Midwest, where the towns are small but the people, their dreams and their eccentricities come in all sizes.
When Sheriff Dan Norman arrests local troublemaker Tiny Darling for vandalising an anti-vandalism dance, he doesn’t expect much in the way of fallout. But unseen wheels have been set in motion, and lives will be changed: Dan finds love, Tiny loses his wife Louise, and all three travel an epic journey of the heart.
The End of Vandalism is full of small miracles of observation, compassion and humour, held together by the ‘electric deadpan’ of Drury’s celebrated style. For those readers willing to tune in, the experience will be a revelation.
Tom Drury's fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and in Granta magazine, where he was chosen as a 'Best Young American Novelist' in 1996. As well as The End of Vandalism, he is the author of Hunts in Dreams, Pacific, The Driftless Area (soon to be a major motion picture) and The Black Brook. He currently lives in New York City.