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Larry Watson's bestselling novel Montana 1948 was acclaimed as "a work of art" (Susan Petro, San Francisco Chronicle), a prize-winning evocation of a time, a place, and a family. Now Watson returns to Montana 1948's vast landscape with a stunning prequel that illuminates the Hayden clan's early years and the circumstances that led to the events of Montana 1948.
In Montana, the Hayden name is law. For the Hayden boys, Wesley and Frank, their legacy carries an aura of privilege and power that doesn't stop at the Montana border, even when an ill-fated hunting trip makes them temporary outlaws. But what it means to bear the name is something each generation must discover for itself. From Julian, the hard-bitten and blustery patriarch, to Gail, Sheriff Wesley Hayden's spirited wife and moral compass, Larry Watson gives breath and blood to a remarkable family's struggles and rewards, and opens an evocative window on the very heart of the American West.
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Born in Rugby, North Dakota and raised in Bismarck, Larry Watson received his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of North Dakota and his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah. Watson is the author of the novel In a Dark Time, a chapbook of poetry, Leaving Dakota, and the novel Montana 1948, which won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, The Mountains & Plains Bookseller Association Regional Book Award, and was named one of the Best Books of 1993 by both Library Journal and Booklist. He teaches English at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and makes his home in Stevens Point, where he is at work on a new novel entitled White Crosses, to be published by Pocket Books.From AudioFile:
In a prequel to Watson's MONTANA 1948, listeners glimpse members of several generations of the Hayden clan. The production presents a series of vignettes about brothers Frank and Wesley Hayden as teenagers; their father Julian's early homesteading; and Len, Sheriff Hayden's long-time deputy. Bridges's gravelly voice reflects the rough edges of the American West early in this century. His pace is slow, methodical, even, and delivers unhurried storytelling. Voice and tone suit the stories well, and Bridges builds an intimate relationship with the listener through this presentation. Nice alone or complementing Watson's later tale. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Washington Square Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671535579 New Condition. Seller Inventory # 7YM-FGAU-S469
Book Description Washington Square Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671535579
Book Description Washington Square Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671535579