Montana 1948


Montana 1948

“Meditative, rich, and written close to the bone.” —LOUISE ERDRICH
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“From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them.”

 So begins Larry Watson’s modern classic, widely recognized as both “one of the top 100 novels of the West” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “a significant and elegant addition to contemporary American fiction in general” (Washington Post). The novel tells the story of the cataclysmic summer of 1948, when the charges of a young Sioux woman force David Hayden’s father, the sheriff of their small town, to confront his older brother, a charming war hero and respected doctor. As the small town takes sides, David witnesses the unraveling of his family brought on by the revelation of a simple truth.

 An astonishing tale of love and courage, Montana 1948 asks what it means to make the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

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5.25 × 7.5 × 0.5 in
7.6 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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