The Clearing: A Novel

December 18, 2007|
The Clearing: A Novel by Tim Gautreaux

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In his critically acclaimed new novel, Tim Gautreaux fashions a classic and unforgettable tale of two brothers struggling in a hostile world.
In a lumber camp in the Louisiana cypress forest, a world of mud and stifling heat where men labor under back-breaking conditions, the Aldridge brothers try to repair a broken bond. Randolph Aldridge is the mill’s manager, sent by his father—the mill owner—to reform both the damaged mill and his damaged older brother. Byron Aldridge is the mill's lawman, a shell-shocked World War I veteran given to stunned silences and sudden explosions of violence that make him a mystery to Randolph and a danger to himself. Deep in the swamp, in this place of water moccasins, whiskey, and wild card games, these brothers become embroiled in a lethal feud with a powerful gangster. In a tale full of raw emotion as supple as a saw blade,The Clearing is a mesmerizing journey into the trials that define men’s souls.

Title:The Clearing: A Novel
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:December 18, 2007
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307428257

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