Synopses & Reviews
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. In this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over three decades in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.
About the Author
(1909-1993) published more than two dozen works throughout his life, including Angle of Repose
, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. An early environmentalist, Stegner was instrumental-with his now famous "Wilderness Letter"-in the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act.
Robert Stone is the National Book Award- winning author of the novels A Hall of Mirrors, Outerbridge Reach, Dog Soldiers, and A Flag for Sunrise. He lives in New York.