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Set in Colorado in the 1980s, "Plainsong" tells the story of various Holt residents. There's teenager Victoria Roubideaux, pregnant and homeless, taken in by two ageing, shy and somewhat taciturn cattle-farming brothers - and the changes wrought in all their lives as a result. Then there's high-school teacher and single-father, Tom Gutherie, who has two sons, Ike and Bobby, and a second chance at romance in the shape of colleague Maggie Jones. Filled with unforgettable characters, "Plainsong" is both convincing and compelling; a glorious, eloquent waltz of a novel. 'Like all the best novels, "Plainsong" takes you into a world that is at once real and vividly imagined. Here is a poetry of landscape, a tender and passionate evocation of ordinary people in majestic country ...written with a kind of compassion that makes it ultimately powerfully uplifting' - Niall Williams. 'With its gentle touch and simple, precise prose, Haruf's novel scores a direct hit on his readers' hearts. "Plainsong" is a perfectly formed, beautifully executed piece of writing that will stay with you long after you reluctantly put it down' - Mariella Frostrup, "Mail on Sunday".

Synopsis:

Pregnant, homeless teenager Victoria Roubideaux is taken in by two uncommunicative cattle-farming brothers, Raymond and Harold. Teacher Tom Guthrie is bringing up alone his two sons, Ike and Bobby, after his wife's retreat from life. This is the story of all their lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780330393140
Author:
HARUF, KENT
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20010406
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
197 x 130 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Pregnant, homeless teenager Victoria Roubideaux is taken in by two uncommunicative cattle-farming brothers, Raymond and Harold. Teacher Tom Guthrie is bringing up alone his two sons, Ike and Bobby, after his wife's retreat from life. This is the story of all their lives.
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