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My husband would give this book 4 or 5 stars, so don t let my rating discourage you I did think this book was O.
K The author was wonderful at using language in a fresh new way Harsh as Montana winters are many parts of the story Chas has gotten in over his head in buying land and cattle, and his cattle are starving, but he has a strange way of dealing with that out of a revengeful heart Ike is the sheriff who followed the lovely Pattiann from Milwaukee to her home turf of Montana ranch country He is devoted to the law and feels he must lawfully deal with the starving cattle belonging to Chas But Chas and Pattiann have a wild past Will it intrude on the present What horrors can a revengeful heart devise And then there is the teen Joe that is troubled Is the vet, Purvis, wrong in seeing something there to salvage There is a lot of strong language to match the landscape.
I don t give star ratings to books by faculty members of my MFA program.
Claire Davis s first novel builds from the small to the epic, an engaging read that moves along quickly It s a story told from several different perspectives, one of them increasingly twisted, written in Claire s full throated and inimitable style It s particularly notable for the sense of place I enjoyed the artistry in the way two places were depicted rural Montana, throughout, and softer Midwestern farmland through Ike s point of view The latter place emerges partly through definition, partly by contrast with the main setting an interesting technique Moreover, the lasting impression of the uncaring Montana wilds isn t personified Claire Davis manages to paint the landscape in all its fury while leaving it empty.
Pretty good Really cinematic, I could see this being adopted Has a sort of Fargo vibe, but only because it s always snowing and there s a sheriff with a gun and it s small town Davis does a good job of creating a complex villain, which I put in quotes because he is but isn t really a villain or just isn t only a villain The sheriff is less interesting in this way and his undying love for his wife borders on unbelievable, or else just boring Still, this didn t disappoint after having read one of Davis s stories, which was great I ll read her other novel in a bit Cool structure, despite its traditional movie feel The book seems to reach a number of climaxes, then dawdle for a bit, not boringly, then pick up again In fact I m not A haunting novel revealing the harsh life on the range Life and death at the end of it all, we are all just meat I don t like to think about animals suffering, and there was too much of that in this book That said, this book seems to capture painfully realistically the difficulties of survival involved with cattle ranching, and the blended histories of the humans trying to make a go of it.
Although this book described some harsh scenes of a Montana rancher whose cattle were starving and a local sheriff s attempt to help the young man and his horse and cattle, the plot was riveting, the characters well developed, and the setting beautifully described The novel did not have the happpily ever after ending I could have hoped for, it was realistic and so well written that I could hardly put it down.
read some time ago, but remember it as a biting story of uncommon detail of incredible hard knocks, competing against the elements and just plain hard luck, in love and life oh, and the writing of this author was vivid and wonderful.
The story definitely belongs to the northern plains bleak genre, but, for me, it lacks the pull that wrenches at your gut and makes you feel nature and mankind in all its visceral glory.
Winner Of The Pacific Northwest booksellers Award For Best First Novel And The Mountains And Plains booksellers Award For Best NovelIn Winter Range, The Intimate Details Of Ranching And Small Town Life Are Woven Into The Suspenseful Story Of Three People Struggling To Survive, To Belong, And To Love In The Chillingly Bleak Landscape Of Eastern Montana Ike Parsons Is A Small Town Sheriff Whose Life Is Stable And Content His Wife Pattiann Is A Rancher S Daughter With A Secret Past But When Ike Tries To Help A Hard Luck Cattleman Named Chas Stubblefield, He Triggers Chas S Resentment And Finds His Home And His Wife Targeted By A Plot For Revenge