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Mountain City

Mountain City - 00 edition

Mountain City - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780865476165

ISBN10: 0865476160

Mountain City by Gregory Martin - ISBN 9780865476165
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: North Point Press
Published: 2000
International: No
Mountain City by Gregory Martin - ISBN 9780865476165

ISBN13: 9780865476165

ISBN10: 0865476160

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 00

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Summary

By the end of Gregory Martin's unsentimental but affecting memoir, only thirty-one people live in remote Mountain City, Nevada, and none of them are children. The town's abandoned mines are testimony to the cycle of promise, exploitation, abandonment, and attrition that has been the repeated story of the West. Yet the comings and goings at Tremewan's, the general store Martin's family has run for more than forty years, reveal a remarkably vibrant community that includes salty widows, Native Americans from a nearby reservation, and a number of Martin's deeply idiosyncratic Basque-descended relatives. Martin observes them as they persist in a difficult but rewarding existence and celebrates, with neither pity nor regret, the large and small dramas of their lives and their stubborn attachment to a place that seems likely to disappear in his lifetime.