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Seen through the eyes of a 16 year-old boy, this is the story of a family drawn west by dreams of oil boom prosperity only to find themselves on the margins of society, confronting the loss of work and the dissolution of the family. By the author of "A Piece of My Heart".
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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
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 Collins Harvill, London, 1990. Paperback Original. Condition: New. First UK edition. "A Harvill Paperback Original" so stated. Seller Inventory # 3840
Book Description Collins Harvill Pr, 1990. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0002710978_abe_bn
Book Description Condition: New. Subject: Fiction / General,Author: Richard Ford,Format: Paperback,Publication Year: 1990,Publisher: The Harvill Press,Language: English,ISBN: 9780002710978. Seller Inventory # 9780002710978
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0002710978