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At fifty-something, environmental reporter Mitch Rozier has grown estranged from Seattle's coffee shop and cyber culture. His newspaper is going under, and his relationship with Lexa McCaskill is stalled at "just living together." Then, he is summoned by his sly, exasperating father, Lyle, back to the family land, which Lyle plans to sell in the latest of his get-rich schemes before dying. Lexa follows, accompanied by her sister Mariah, and the stage is set for long-overdue confrontations — between lovers, sisters, and father and son. Mountain Time is distinguished by humor and a wry insight into the power of family feuds to mark individuals and endure. Set against the glorious backdrop of Montana mountain country, it is a dazzling novel of love, family, and the contemporary West.

Review:

"In Doig's new novel, 50-year-old Baby Boomer Mitch Rozier drives from Seattle to Twin Sulphur Springs, Montana, for what looks like another of his father's impractical business ventures. However, we soon learn that the older Rozier is dying of leukemia, and has a few other surprises as well. When Mitch's girlfriend, Lexa, and her gorgeous sister Mariah show up, the plot starts taking even more turns, especially as a backcountry hike goes wrong. This is the heart of Mountain Time, and the book does best on Doig's home turf along the Continental Divide. The story has a bumpy beginning—forcing in scenes about San Francisco Rollerblading and the Exxon Valdez oil spill—and the dialog is often awkward. Still, Doig lets his characters drive the plot more than any single message, and his superimposition of environmental awareness upon our high-tech over-connected world makes for an enjoyable read." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

At fifty-something, environmental reporter Mitch Rozier has grown estranged from Seattle's coffee shop and cyber culture. His newspaper is going under, and his relationship with Lexa McCaskill is stalled at "just living together." Then, he is summoned by his sly, exasperating father, Lyle, back to the family land, which Lyle plans to sell in the latest of his get-rich schemes before dying. Lexa follows, accompanied by her sister Mariah, and the stage is set for long-overdue confrontations — between lovers, sisters, and father and son. Mountain Time is distinguished by humor and a wry insight into the power of family feuds to mark individuals and endure. Set against the glorious backdrop of Montana mountain country, it is a dazzling novel of love, family, and the contemporary West.

About the Author

Ivan Doig grew up in a family of Montana ranch hands and now lives in Seattle. He is the author of nine books, including This House of Sky, a nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award; Winter Brothers; the memoir Heart Earth; and the novels Sea Runners and Bucking the Sun. Mountain Time is a contemporary sequel to the McCaskill family trilogy, which includes the novels English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, and Ride with Me, Mariah Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684865690
Author:
Doig, Ivan
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Older people - Family relationships -
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Montana; Montana trilogy; western literature; Mountains and Plains Booksellers; Spirit of the West; horses; ranching; National Book Award; Christopher Award; prairie; Wallace Stegner; Duff Family; Williamson Family; Two Medicine Country; Rocky Mountains;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
96-715
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 9.205 oz

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Product details 320 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684865690 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At fifty-something, environmental reporter Mitch Rozier has grown estranged from Seattle's coffee shop and cyber culture. His newspaper is going under, and his relationship with Lexa McCaskill is stalled at "just living together." Then, he is summoned by his sly, exasperating father, Lyle, back to the family land, which Lyle plans to sell in the latest of his get-rich schemes before dying. Lexa follows, accompanied by her sister Mariah, and the stage is set for long-overdue confrontations — between lovers, sisters, and father and son. Mountain Time is distinguished by humor and a wry insight into the power of family feuds to mark individuals and endure. Set against the glorious backdrop of Montana mountain country, it is a dazzling novel of love, family, and the contemporary West.
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