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By the end of Gregory Martin's unsentimental but affecting memoir, only thirty-one people live in remote Mountain City, Nevada, and none of them are children. The town's abandoned mines are testimony to the cycle of promise, exploitation, abandonment, and attrition that has been the repeated story of the West. Yet the comings and goings at Tremewan's, the general store Martin's family has run for more than forty years, reveal a remarkably vibrant community that includes salty widows, Native Americans from a nearby reservation, and a number of Martin's deeply idiosyncratic Basque-descended relatives. Martin observes them as they persist in a difficult but rewarding existence and celebrates, with neither pity nor regret, the large and small dramas of their lives and their stubborn attachment to a place that seems likely to disappear in his lifetime.

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Martin celebrates the large and small dramas of life in Mountain City, a small, dying mining town in remote northeastern Nevada, where his family has run a general store for more than 40 years. He captures the vibrancy of the close-knit community of Native Americans, salty widows, and Martin's own idiosyncratic family.

About the Author

Gregory Martin has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona. He lives with his wife and son in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865475946
Author:
Martin, Gregory
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Nevada
Subject:
Basque Americans.
Subject:
Mountain City
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 210
Publication Date:
20010604
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.467 in

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Nevada
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States

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"Synopsis" by , Martin celebrates the large and small dramas of life in Mountain City, a small, dying mining town in remote northeastern Nevada, where his family has run a general store for more than 40 years. He captures the vibrancy of the close-knit community of Native Americans, salty widows, and Martin's own idiosyncratic family.
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