Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned:
by Wells Tower
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
$24.00 List Price
A chess hustler, a snoop in wheelchair, a budding recluse who communes with weird fish, a pair of brothers fighting over whether they should buy a mountain, and a man who gets beaten up by a welterweight in a parking lot. The ensemble cast from a Bob Dylan song, circa 1964? No, just a partial lineup of the people we meet in Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, the short-story debut from Wells Tower.