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So Brave, Young and Handsome - Leif Enger
So Brave, Young and Handsome
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A stunning successor to his best selling novel Peace Like a River, Leif Enger’s new work is a rugged and nimble story about an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him.In 1915 Minnesota, novelist Monte Becket... show more
A stunning successor to his best selling novel Peace Like a River, Leif Enger’s new work is a rugged and nimble story about an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him.In 1915 Minnesota, novelist Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose. His only success long behind him, Monte lives simply with his wife and son. But when he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale, a new world of opportunity and experience presents itself. Glendon has spent years in obscurity, but the guilt he harbors for abandoning his wife, Blue, over two decades ago, has lured him from hiding. As the modern age marches swiftly forward, Glendon aims to travel back to his past--heading to California to seek Blue’s forgiveness. Beguiled and inspired, Monte soon finds himself leaving behind his own family to embark for the unruly West with his fugitive guide. As they desperately flee from the relentless Charles Siringo, an ex-Pinkerton who’s been hunting Glendon for years, Monte falls ever further from his family and the law, to be tempered by a fiery adventure from which he may never get home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780871139856 (0871139855)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it
3.0 So Brave, Young and Handsome
I don't even remember when, or why I picked up So Brave, Young and Handsome (although the sticker on the back tells me I bought it somewhere in the Euro-zone - it must have been an impulse purchase at a train station!) and it probably would have sat on my shelf for a lot longer than the two years it...
Gale Martin
Gale Martin rated it
This was a fantastic read from start to finish. Enger is a wordsmith and a raconteur of the first order, accomplishing both extraordinary use of language and great storytelling with equal aplomb. Though the book involves some dramatic scenes, I just love how the book lopes along. It is upbeat withou...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0
Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Report: Failing novelist and failure of a farmer Monte Becket, Minnesotan manque, meets Glendon the gangster via the good offices of his son the pathologically friendly, and to the undisguised disgust and reluctant encouragement of his dreary, negative wife, takes off to...
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