New York: Atheneum, 1984. First edition. Paperback. This copy is signed by the author under his printed name on the title page. An uncorrected proof bound in the original orange perfect bound wrappers. The witty and haunting narration, a masterpiece of vernacular in the tradition of Twain, follows the events of the Two Medicine country's summer: the tide of sheep moving into the high country, the capering Fourth of July rodeo and community dance, and an end-of-August forest fire high in the Rockies that brings the book, as well as the McCaskill family's struggle within itself, to a stunning climax. It is a season of escapade as well as drama, during which fourteen-year-old Jick comes of age. Through his eyes we see those nearest and dearest to him at a turning point—“where all four of our lives made their bend”—and discover along with him his own connection to the land, to history, and to the deep-fathomed mysteries of one’s kin and one’s self. 352 pages. A very good copy. Item #15272
ISBN: 0689114788

Price: $75.00

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