Montana 1948: A Novel by Larry WatsonMontana 1948: A Novel by Larry Watson

Montana 1948: A Novel

byLarry Watson

Paperback | May 25, 2007

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Montana 1948 is Larry Watson's highly successful, award-winning first novel, a classic of the American West.'From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them... ' So begins David Hayden's story of what happened in Montana in 1948. The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old David's understanding of his family: his father, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David's uncle Frank, a war hero and respected doctor; andthe Haydens' Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations turn the family's life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice.
Born in Rugby, North Dakota, & raised in Bismark, Larry Watson received his B.A., & M.A. in English from the University of North Dakota & his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah. Watson is the author of the novel "In a Dark Time"& a book of poetry, "Leaving Dakota". He taught English at the University of Wisconsin at ...
Title:Montana 1948: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 7.25 × 5.25 × 0.51 inPublished:May 25, 2007Publisher:Milkweed EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1571310614

ISBN - 13:9781571310613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Montana 1948 I read this because my son was doing it at school. What a great book, interesting and captivating from start to finish. The ideas and themes are woven effortlessly into the plot and the authors style of writing flows well making it an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2013-06-29