The Wake of Forgiveness: A Novel [First Printing]
First Printing. Collectible; Signed and Inscribed author, signature and inscription present on title page. Very Good condition. Clean pages. Tight binding. Good+ condition Dust Jacket included. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing. (AA11). Bookseller Inventory # 100413779
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Reminiscent of Kent Haruf?s portrayals of hope amidst human heartbreak and Cormac McCarthy?s finely hewn evocations of the American Southwest, Bruce Machart?s striking debut is as well wrought as it is riveting. It compels us to consider the inescapable connections between sons and their mothers, between landscape and family, and between remembrance and redemption.
Reminiscent of Kent Haruf and Cormac McCarthy, Bruce Machart?s debut novel is a dark family saga set in the American Southwest.
On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of ?the only woman he?s ever been fond of? when his wife dies during childbirth with the couple?s fourth son, Karel. The boy is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew, by the bloodshot blame in his father?s eyes, and permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. From an early age, Karel proves so talented on horseback that his father enlists him to ride in acreage-staked horseraces against his neighbors. In the winter of 1910, Karel rides in the ultimate high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters: hanging in the balance are his father?s fortune, his brothers' futures, and his own fate.
Title: The Wake of Forgiveness: A Novel [First ...
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good+
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Printing
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