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English Creek: The Inaugural Book in the Montana Trilogy

 
 
Author
Ivan Doig.
Publisher Scribner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780743271271
Pages/Publication Date 343/2005
Daedalus Item Code 61833
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(Winner of the 1985 Western Heritage Award for Best Novel) This first novel in the Montana trilogy, which follows the McCaskill family in 1930s Montana, is an evocative portrait of a time and place that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past. Our narrator is Jick McCaskill, looking back on his 14th summer, as he wryly chronicles the tide of sheep moving into the high country, the capering Fourth of July rodeo and community dance, and an end-of-August forest fire high in the Rockies that brings the book to a stunning climax. From his opening sentence—"That month of June swam into the Two Medicine country"—Jick's distinctive voice has us hooked, and stays with us long after the story, regrettably, concludes. Through his eyes we see his family at a turning point—"Where all four of our lives made their bend"—as he discovers his own connection to the land, to history, and to the deep mysteries of one's kin and one's self. One of our favorite writers here at Daedalus, Doig was variously a ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, as well as the author of This House of Sky (a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction) and a number of rich, almost mythic novels about the history of Montana. "Doig's prose is so muscular and sculpted, so simple and purposeful," said Henry Kaisor in the Chicago Sun-Times, "that I can think only of Edward Hoagland and Wallace Stegner as Doig's equals." Stegner himself put it more simply: "Here is the real Montana, the real West, through the eyes of a real writer."
 
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