When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife—first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1990 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback—is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.
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"Powerful and haunting." — Boston Globe
"Full of prose that makes the reader shiver...a rich and readable story, a genuine narrative.... It leaves a sense of hope, a conviction that life is worth living." — Chicago Sun-Times
"One of his generation's most eloquent voices." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A Babe Ruth of novelists.... One of the finest curators of the great American living museum." — Washington Post Book World
The setting is Great Falls, Montana, where the Rockies end and where, in 1960, the promise of good times seems as limitless as the sweep of the prairies beyond. This is where the Brinson family hopes to find a better life. Instead, sixteen-year-old Joe Brinson watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage and, at the same time, the unexpected depths of dignity and courage that remain even when love dies.
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1860461735