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Publisher Comments:

When Buddy and Lee Hope find themselves orphaned and broke in 1957, the brothers set off for the logging camps of northern Idaho. Though seven years apart, the young men are very close — that is, until Lee, the older of the two, falls hard for an older woman. But this experienced lover has someone else in mind: Buddy.

Review:

"[S]tunningly dramatic and tensely erotic....Barnes is as fluent in provocative metaphors as in she in scenes of profound conflict and revelation..." Donna Seaman, Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] solid, evocative effort....Barnes's rich, multilayered prose makes this an engaging read, and the affair between Irene and Buddy is well rendered despite the flawed storytelling down the stretch." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A standard coming-of-ager, told in a polished if somewhat precious voice ('I abide in the whisper of wind through an old mare's bones') that sounds more evocative of Greenwich Village than Idaho." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This is a wonderful bildungsroman....The plot twists and expertly drawn characters make this a solid selection for males and females alike, and it is the kind of tale that will promote itself from reader to reader. Highly recommended." Nancy Zachary, KLIATT

Review:

"Barnes, a published poet, skillfully uses language to paint an affecting picture of the rural West and its lonely inhabitants." Library Journal

Review:

"Debut novels are seldom as seducing....Her talent...is remarkable." Daily Oklahoma

Review:

"An accomplished novel." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review:

"An absolutely original voice. A thoroughly engaging, often funny and at times incredibly moving story...suffused with the bittersweet lessons of growing up too quickly — and not quickly enough." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Author

Kim Barnes is the award-winning author of two memoirs — In the Wilderness, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and Hungry for the World. Her poetry, essays, and stories have appeared in many literary magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425193938
Author:
Barnes, Kim
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
January 6, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.08x5.10x.84 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425193938 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[S]tunningly dramatic and tensely erotic....Barnes is as fluent in provocative metaphors as in she in scenes of profound conflict and revelation..."
"Review" by , "[A] solid, evocative effort....Barnes's rich, multilayered prose makes this an engaging read, and the affair between Irene and Buddy is well rendered despite the flawed storytelling down the stretch."
"Review" by , "A standard coming-of-ager, told in a polished if somewhat precious voice ('I abide in the whisper of wind through an old mare's bones') that sounds more evocative of Greenwich Village than Idaho."
"Review" by , "This is a wonderful bildungsroman....The plot twists and expertly drawn characters make this a solid selection for males and females alike, and it is the kind of tale that will promote itself from reader to reader. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Barnes, a published poet, skillfully uses language to paint an affecting picture of the rural West and its lonely inhabitants."
"Review" by , "Debut novels are seldom as seducing....Her talent...is remarkable."
"Review" by , "An accomplished novel."
"Review" by , "An absolutely original voice. A thoroughly engaging, often funny and at times incredibly moving story...suffused with the bittersweet lessons of growing up too quickly — and not quickly enough."
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