English Creek / Ivan Doig.
- ISBN: 0743271270 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780743271271 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0689114788
- ISBN: 9780689114786
- Physical Description: 339 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2005.
Includes reader guide
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.
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