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Arthur 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 Details

ISBN: 9780312428211
ISBN-10: 0312428219
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 137mm x 20mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Author Charlotte Bacon

There Is Room for You by Charlotte Bacon

There Is Room for You

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Lost Geography by Charlotte Bacon

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