96. Woe To Live On by Daniel Woodrell.
(US) - (Canada) - (Kindle)
1987, 2012, Back Bay Books, 226 pgs
"Set in the border states of Kansas and Missouri, WOE TO LIVE ON explores the nature of lawlessness and violence, friendship and loyalty, through the eyes of young recruit Jake Roedel. Where he and his fellow First Kansas Irregulars go, no one is safe, no one can be neutral. Roedel grows up fast, experiencing a brutal parody of war without standards or mercy. But as friends fall and families flee, he questions his loyalties and becomes an outsider even to those who have become outlaws."
Borrowed a copy from my public library.