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Bucking the Sun

Doig, Ivan

ISBN 10: 0684811715 / ISBN 13: 9780684811710
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FINE/FINE UNREAD copy protected by archival Brodart cover. A tight, bright copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000423

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Bucking the Sun

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Driven from the Montana bottomland to relief work on a New Deal dam project on the Missouri, the Duff family--three brothers, their parents, wives, and others--works on the Fort Peck Dam, but the unforgiving river and tragedy are always threatening

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As in This House of Sky and Ride With Me, Mariah Montana, Doig returns to Big Sky country to tell a complex murder mystery peppered with the free-spirit history of the west and the intrigue of Doig's Scottish ancestry. Through Franklin Roosevelt's W.P.A. and P.W.A., the Duff family becomes involved in the construction of the Fort Peck Dam, the largest earth-fill dam in the world. While most are happy for the work, there are others in the Duff clan that hope for the dam's failure. Mixing fact and fiction, Doig explores the hardships of labor, of Fort Peck's shantytown housing, and the Duffs' resilience to everything from Montana blizzards to rattlesnakes. When two in the clan are murdered, Scottish family loyalty is questioned and the remaining family members face their toughest challenge.

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