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Virgil Caudill has never gone looking for trouble, but this time he's got no choice — his hell-raising brother Boyd has been murdered. Everyone knows who did it, and in the hills of Kentucky, tradition won't let a murder go unavenged. No matter which way he chooses, Virgil will lose.

The Good Brother, Chris Offutt's finely crafted first novel, is the story of Virgil's struggle to find his real self in the wake of an impossible choice. Traversing the American landscape from the hollows of Eastern Kentucky to the plains of Montana, Offutt explores the hunger for belonging that drives our most passionate beliefs, and in the process shows himself to be one of our most powerful storytellers.

Synopsis:

After fleeing his problems in Kentucky, Virgil Caudill finds a new name and identity in Montana. But the nightmare world of extremist militia groups and his own haunted past bring his new life to a crashing halt in this long-awaited first novel by one of "Granta's" Best Young American Fiction Writers.

Synopsis:

Virgil Caudill has never gone looking for trouble, but this time he's got no choice — his hell-raising brother Boyd has been murdered. Everyone knows who did it, and in the hills of Kentucky, tradition won't let a murder go unavenged. No matter which way he chooses, Virgil will lose.

The Good Brother, Chris Offutt's finely crafted first novel, is the story of Virgil's struggle to find his real self in the wake of an impossible choice. Traversing the American landscape from the hollows of Eastern Kentucky to the plains of Montana, Offutt explores the hunger for belonging that drives our most passionate beliefs, and in the process shows himself to be one of our most powerful storytellers.

About the Author

Chris Offutt is the author of Kentucky Straight and The Same River Twice. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Fiction Writers. He lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684846194
Author:
Offutt, Chris
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 12.775 oz

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"Synopsis" by , After fleeing his problems in Kentucky, Virgil Caudill finds a new name and identity in Montana. But the nightmare world of extremist militia groups and his own haunted past bring his new life to a crashing halt in this long-awaited first novel by one of "Granta's" Best Young American Fiction Writers.
"Synopsis" by , Virgil Caudill has never gone looking for trouble, but this time he's got no choice — his hell-raising brother Boyd has been murdered. Everyone knows who did it, and in the hills of Kentucky, tradition won't let a murder go unavenged. No matter which way he chooses, Virgil will lose.

The Good Brother, Chris Offutt's finely crafted first novel, is the story of Virgil's struggle to find his real self in the wake of an impossible choice. Traversing the American landscape from the hollows of Eastern Kentucky to the plains of Montana, Offutt explores the hunger for belonging that drives our most passionate beliefs, and in the process shows himself to be one of our most powerful storytellers.

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