Let Him Go

Let Him Go
Let Him Go (back cover)

Let Him Go

“One of the finest writers working today.” —MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
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Dalton, North Dakota. It’s September 1951: years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son when he was thrown from a horse; months since his widow left with their only grandson and married another man. Margaret is resolved to find and retrieve her beloved grandson, while George, a retired sheriff, is none too eager to stir up trouble.

Unable to sway his wife from her mission, George takes to the road with Margaret by his side, traveling through the Badlands to Montana. But when Margaret tries to bring little Jimmy home, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight.

From the author who brought us Montana 1948, Let Him Go is pitch-perfect, gutsy, unwavering, and “both restrained and exquisite” (Chicago Tribune). Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West.

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5.25 × 7.5 × 0.69 in
10.6 oz
Larry Watson

Larry Watson is the author of numerous novels, including Montana 1948American BoyLet Him Go, and, most recently, As Good as Gone. Born in Rugby, North Dakota, he grew up in Bismarck and is now Visiting Professor at Marquette University. He lives in Milwaukee.

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