A Bloom Of Bones by Allen Morris JonesA Bloom Of Bones by Allen Morris Jones

A Bloom Of Bones

byAllen Morris Jones

Paperback | November 11, 2016

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Eli Singer, a rancher and poet in remote Eastern Montana, sees his life upended when a long-buried corpse-which turns out to be a murder victim from Eli's childhood-erodes out of a hillside on his property. This discovery forces Eli to turn inward to revisit the tragic events in his past that led to a life-changing moment of violence, while at the same time he must reach outside himself toward Chloe, a literary agent from New York whom he is falling in love with. In the tradition of such classic western writers as Thomas McGuane, James Lee Burke, Ivan Doig and Jim Harrison,A Bloom of Bonesis a poignant and moving exploration of family, community, and the echoing ramifications of violence across generations, as well as a genre-subverting literary mystery.
Allen Morris Jones is author of an acclaimed novel,Last Year's River (Houghton Mifflin), which was chosen as as a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, a highly influential consideration of the ethics of hunting,A Quiet Place of Violence, and co-editor ofThe Best of Montana's Short Fiction. He is currently editor-in-chief ofBig Sky Journal, ...
Title:A Bloom Of BonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 5.61 × 8.11 × 0.63 inPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:Ig PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632460459

ISBN - 13:9781632460455


Editorial Reviews

'Allen Jones'sA Bloom of Bones is simply riveting. Always lyrical, often wise, filled with vitality, and the promise that love and loyalty can surmount the darkness in our lives. I couldn't put it down.'-Mark Spragg, author,Where Rivers Change Direction andAn Unfinished Life'What a terrific novel Allen Jones has given us! Two attractive but emotionally isolated people, a rancher on the starved-to-death plains north of Jordan Montana who has written his way into nationally interested poetry, and a young woman who represents his New York publisher. A progressing love story and an unsolved murder on his ranch-A Bloom of Bones is articulate, occasionally heartbreaking, and all the way fascinating.'-William Kittredge,A author,Hole in the Sky andThe Willow Field