By (author) Ivan Doig
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English Creek by Ivan Doig
Book DescriptionIn this prize-winning portrait of a time and place Montana in the 1930s that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past, Ivan Doig has created one of the most captivating families in American fiction, the McCaskills. The witty and haunting narration, a masterpiece of vernacular in the tradition of Twain, follows the events of the Two Medicine country's summer: the tide of sheep moving into the high country, the capering Fourth of July rodeo and community dance, and an end-of-August forest fire high in the Rockies that brings the book, as well as the McCaskill family's struggle within itself, to a stunning climax. It is a season of escapade as well as drama, during which fourteen-year-old Jick comes of age. Through his eyes we see those nearest and dearest to him at a turning point where all four of our lives made their bend and discover along with him his own connection to the land, to history, and to the deep-fathomed mysteries of one s kin and one s self."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743271271
Paperback / softback
(205mm x 133mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Scribner Book Company
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ivan Doig
Heart Earth, Paperback / softback (August 2016)
Doig returns to the rich territory he explored in This House of Sky in this moving prequel--a stunning memoir that captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II. "Doig (is) at the top of his considerable powers, moving smoothly between fact and memory and meditation".--Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Sweet Thunder, Paperback / softback (August 2014)» View all books by Ivan Doig
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