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ISBN13: 9780547247632
ISBN10: 054724763x
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PRAISE FOR THE WHISTLING SEASON
 

"Evocative . . . Doig offers a gentle appreciation of the secrets beneath the surface of everyday life, set against a Western landscape that is described in concrete detail."—The New Yorker
 
 

"Both elegiac and life-affirming, The Whistling Season takes the chill out of today's literary winds."—Los Angeles Times Book Review
 
 

"A deeply meditated and achieved art."—New York Times Book Review
 
 

"The Whistling Season does what Doig does best: evoke the past and create a landscape and characters worth caring about . . . it's lovely storytelling."—USA Today
 
 

"Doig is in the best sense an old-fashioned novelist: You feel as if you're in the hands of an absolute expert at story-making, a hard-hewn frontier version of Walter Scott or early Dickens."--O, The Oprah Magazine
 
 

"Courageous . . . charming . . . When a voice as pleasurable as [Doig's] evokes a lost era, somehow it doesn't seem so lost after all."--The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

A riveting WWII drama in which a pilot trainee is ordered to chronicle the adventures of his former high school football teammates, now scattered across the globe as soldiers.

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Driven by the memory of a fallen teammate, TSUs 1941 starting lineup went down as legend in Montana football history, charging through the season undefeated. Two years later, the "Supreme Team" is caught up in World War II. Ten of them are scattered around the globe in the wars various lonely and dangerous theaters. The eleventh man, Ben Reinking, has been plucked from pilot training by a military propaganda machine hungry for heroes. He is to chronicle the adventures of his teammates, man by man, for publication in small-town newspapers across the country like the one his father edits. Ready for action, he chafes at the assignment, not knowing that it will bring him love from an unexpected quarter and test the law of averages, which holds that all but one of his teammates should come through the conflict unscathed.

A deeply American story, The Eleventh Man is Ivan Doigs most powerful novel to date.

About the Author

Ivan Doig was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of eight previous novels, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky. He lives in Seattle.

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katee, September 12, 2010 (view all comments by katee)
Ivan Doig brings you to his beloved Rocky Mountain front once again in The Eleventh Man - a beautifully written story of a championship winning football team whose starters are all called to serve (in one capacity or another) in World War II. Doig plucks this premise directly from the history books in which 11 starters from Montana State were counted among the dead in the war. The tale is told from the point of view of the team's former captain, Ben Reinking, whose unique experience as a child of a small town newspaperman makes him the perfect pawn of the US government's war propaganda machine as a military journalist whose assignment is to write of the deeds and heroics of his teammates in their various theaters of the war. I love this book!
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ISBN:
9780547247632
Author:
Doig, Ivan
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.31 in

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A riveting WWII drama in which a pilot trainee is ordered to chronicle the adventures of his former high school football teammates, now scattered across the globe as soldiers.
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Driven by the memory of a fallen teammate, TSUs 1941 starting lineup went down as legend in Montana football history, charging through the season undefeated. Two years later, the "Supreme Team" is caught up in World War II. Ten of them are scattered around the globe in the wars various lonely and dangerous theaters. The eleventh man, Ben Reinking, has been plucked from pilot training by a military propaganda machine hungry for heroes. He is to chronicle the adventures of his teammates, man by man, for publication in small-town newspapers across the country like the one his father edits. Ready for action, he chafes at the assignment, not knowing that it will bring him love from an unexpected quarter and test the law of averages, which holds that all but one of his teammates should come through the conflict unscathed.

A deeply American story, The Eleventh Man is Ivan Doigs most powerful novel to date.

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