9780375406188

Plainsong

ISBN 10: 0375406182 / 0-375-40618-2
ISBN 13: 9780375406188
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

From the unsettled lives of three people emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together. Utterly true to the rhythms and patterns of life, "Plainsong" is a heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation, and tenacity.


Review:

"Though [Kent Haruf's] third novel, PLAINSONG, is relatively uneventful--a year in the lives of normal folk in the small prairie town of Holt, Colo.--his mesmerizing language draws the reader in, fascinating even with his depictions of the most mundane occurrences....Haruf's haunting, virtuosic writing...is both spare and descriptive, as painstaking in capturing vagueness as it is precise detailing the concrete."

Sarah Saffian, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, 09/26/1999

Review:

"When was the last time I read an entire novel in two days? Probably 55 years ago, when I was a teenager....[N]ow, half a century later, I've had the delightful experience once again of becoming so absorbed in a book that I couldn't have slowed down if I tried.....The book is Kent Haruf's PLAINSONG, the most controlled, cohesive novel I've come across in a long time....[A]s flawlessly unified as a short story by Poe or Chekhov."

Jon Hassler, Chicago Tribune Books, 10/10/1999

 

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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, 7th Printing. BRAND NEW Copy. This is the 7th Printing, also of 1999. A contemporary novel set once again in the town of Holt in eastern Colorado by native-son and award winning author Kent Haruf (1943 - ). The happenings are not all that unusual . a highschool teacher raising two sons on his own, a pregnant and now homeless teenage girl, and two bachelor, farmer brothers find their lives interwined . but the very rhythm and dignity of their way of life is a song to humanity. Bookseller Inventory # 007884

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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, United States, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 165 mm. Brand New Book. A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl -- her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house -- is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they ve ever known.From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together -- their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.Utterly true to the rhythms and patterns of life, Plainsong is a novel to care about, believe in, and learn from. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780375406188

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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, United States, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 165 mm. Brand New Book. A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl -- her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house -- is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they ve ever known.From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together -- their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.Utterly true to the rhythms and patterns of life, Plainsong is a novel to care about, believe in, and learn from. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780375406188

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