The Mountain and the Fathers : Growing Up in the Big Dry

By (author) Wilkins, Joe

The Mountain and the Fathers explores the life of boys and men in the unforgiving, harsh world north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana in a drought afflicted area called the Big Dry, a land that chews up old and young alike. Joe Wilkins was born into this world, raised by a young mother and elderly grandfather following the untimely death of his father. That early loss stretches out across the Big Dry, and Wilkins uses his own story and those of the young boys and men growing up around him to examine the violence, confusion, and rural poverty found in this distinctly American landscape. Ultimately, these lives put forth a new examination of myth and manhood in the American West and cast a journalistic eye on how young men seek to transcend their surroundings in the search for a better life. Rather than dwell on grief or ruin, Wilkins' memoir posits that it is our stories that sustain us, and The Mountain and the Fathers, much like the work of Norman Maclean or Jim Harrison, heralds the arrival of an instant literary classic.

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書名 The Mountain and the Fathers : Growing Up in the Big Dry
著作者等 Wilkins, Joe
書名別名 Growing Up in the Big Dry
出版元 Counterpoint
刊行年月 2013.06.11
ページ数 240p
大きさ H229 x W152
ISBN 9781619021617
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国