Loosely based on the story of the Matewan massacre--the 1920 shoot-out between striking coal miners and armed strike-breakers in small-town West Virginia--The Dave Store Massacre
is a satire in an American tradition that extends from Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker to Christopher Buckley and Paul Mooney.
"Like a Coen Brothers movie, The Dave Store Massacre skates along between farce and tragedy. This is a fine dark comedy, fueld by righteous fury and an equally energetic acknowledgement of just how complicated the most ordinary life is."
--- Beth Lordon, author of But Come Ye Back
"The Dave Store Massacre is a funny and sad commentary on our consumer culture, and on the ways we can be trapped by it, by the rampant capitalism that controls more of our lives than we know Ron Ebest wisely uses the backdrop of a strike at a large discount store to show us how fragile the self-images we create are, how hard we work on those images, and how well or poorly we live up to our own creations in a world that cares for little but money ."
--- Mary Troy, author of Beauties
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