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The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Contemporary American Fiction)

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ISBN13: 9780140139396
ISBN10: 0140139397
Condition: Standard
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Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune—in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest.

Stegner portrays more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family in this masterful, harrwoing saga of people trying to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.

Synopsis:

Bo Mason and his wife and two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair; drifting from town to town, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks his fortune. Stegner has created a masterful, harrowing saga of a family trying to survive during the lean years of the early 20th century.

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box97280, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by box97280)
A great book about the West. The title refers to a song about the Big Rock Candy Mountain where the bluebird sings to lemonade springs. The family in the book moves around the Western states, looking for, but never finding, the fulfillment of their dreams. The characters are finely drawn, and the plot primarily moves through the eyes of the son.
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I've only just started reading it today, but it's actually captured my attention quite well! So far, it's really good. I'll give another review when I'm farther in or done...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140139396
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Family -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
101-296
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.61x5.29x1.05 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 576 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140139396 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bo Mason and his wife and two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair; drifting from town to town, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks his fortune. Stegner has created a masterful, harrowing saga of a family trying to survive during the lean years of the early 20th century.

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