Bruce Machart and The Wake of Forgiveness

Nov 11 2010 7:00 pm
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City
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United States

Bruce Machart will read from and sign his incredible new novel, The Wake of Forgiveness. Centered on a man, a boy when we first meet him, who really only feels comfortable in the saddle, Bruce Machart has crafted an intense and emotional, yet austere and spare, family drama. You only have to read the first page to be hooked.

Machart's fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One-Story, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, he currently lives and teaches in Houston.

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ISBN-13: 9780151014439
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10/2010
In highly distilled prose that could make even Cormac McCarthy envious, newcomer Bruce Machart tells the rich, engaging tale of immigrant Texas landowner Vaclav Skala and his four sons.  One high stakes, torch-lit horse race tears an irreparable rift in the Skala family and, even as they are left reeling in the wake of their lost gamble, Karel and his brothers must each decide what they value most.  Luminescent and haunting, The Wake of Forgiveness heralds the arrival of an important new voice in western fiction.


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