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Plainsong

Plainsong - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375705854

Cover of Plainsong 99 (ISBN 978-0375705854)
ISBN13: 978-0375705854
ISBN10: 0375705856
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1999
International: No

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Plainsong - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375705854

Kent Haruf

ISBN13: 978-0375705854
ISBN10: 0375705856
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl -- her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house -- is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known.

From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together -- their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.

Author Bio

Haruf, Kent :

Kent Haruf lives in Illinois and Colorado.