By (author) Charlotte Bacon
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Split Estate by Charlotte Bacon
Book DescriptionArthur King has lived in New York for all his adult life when his wife commits suicide one afternoon while he's away. Left alone with two teenage children, overwhelmed by the prospect of city life without his wife, Arthur decides to move the family to the small Wyoming town where he grew up. They are welcomed there by his mother, a tough, observant Western woman still clinging to the family ranch (while protesting local drilling companies on the side). In elegant, penetrating prose, Charlotte Bacon follows the surviving Kings through the course of a summer as they come to terms with the emptiness and the openness of their new landscape, and confront the grief that glares out at them everywhere. "Split Estate" is a heartrending portrait of a family uprooted and struggling to reconnect in a world irrevocably changed by loss."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312428211
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 137mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charlotte Bacon
Lost Geography, Paperback / softback (January 2002)» View all books by Charlotte Bacon
In this heartbreaking debut novel, Bacon explores the transitions that 60 years visit upon the members of an unforgettable family--a Saskatchewan woman, her Scottish husband, and their daughters who have migrated elsewhere.
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Author Biography - Charlotte Bacon
Charlotte Bacon is the award-winning author of "Split Estate," "There is Room for You, "and "Lost Geography." She lives in Bali with her husband and two children.
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