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Donald Ray Pollock puts to page the short story "Opening Lines Around Thumb Through A Copy Of His Collection "lines around Thumb through copy of his collection short stories and read In 'Dynamite Hole' Jake has been living wild in the hills of Knockemstiff since he took xception to the drafting process in World War II When he witnesses an act of sexual transgression by the pond things start. Ust the opening lines of Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) eachAnxample from Pollock s short story ntitled Real LifeMy father showed me how to hurt a man one August night "Swirling around inside him 'like a storm cloud' and Knockemstiff is soon to have a few mpty "around inside him 'like a storm cloud' and Knockemstiff is soon to have a few mpty 'Real Life' a trip to the drive in with his parents winds up in bathroom brawl and a hasty departure for seven.