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The great glorious goddamn of it all / Josh Ritter.

Ritter, Josh, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library RIT (Text) 33500013458351 New Checked out 11/12/2021
Moorhead Public Library RIT (Text) 33500013458369 New Checked out 10/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335522535
  • ISBN: 1335522530
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
A sweeping novel about the last days of the lumberjacks is told by of one of the greatest lumberjacks of all who recounts tales rife with murder, mayhem, avalanches, and bootlegging in the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho.
In the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho, ninety-nine year old Weldon Applegate recounts his life in all its glory. It's the story of dark pine forests brewing with ancient magic, and Weldon's struggle as a boy to keep his father's inherited timber claim, the Lost Lot, from the ravenous clutches of Linden Laughlin. Local legend says th Applegate family line boasts some of the greatest lumberjacks to ever roam the American West, but at the beginning of the twentieth century the jacks are dying out. Now it is up to Weldon to defend his family legacy. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    *Starred Review* Weldon Applegate became an orphan at 13 when his lumberjack father died trying to log the Lost Lot, a cursed, timber-rich Idaho mountainside that has long been in the family and on which many lives have been lost. Although Weldon promised his father he'd never go near the mountain, it is now all he has left. At 99, Weldon reflects on his long life, vividly recalling his tumultuous thirteenth year, his first spent on the mountain, trying to survive, striving to earn the respect of the other jacks, and slowly becoming a man. The lives here are hard; one's character and spirit are forged and sharpened like an ax blade to hew through an unforgiving land. The language of Ritter's (Bright's Passage, 2011) characters is poetic, born of generations of storytelling, myth, and tradition. Weldon is flawed, stubborn, curmudgeonly, honest, true, and so wonderfully human. That dimensionality echoes throughout a story at once heart-wrenching, life-affirming, and tear-inducing that still somehow offers the most loathsome villain this side of Cormac McCarthy. Ritter, widely regarded as one of our greatest songwriters, brings that same knack for lyrical precision to his memorable yet completely natural fiction. Depth and humor are woven into richly textured sentences and evocative turns of phrase that seem to announce a new world between each word. There is wisdom on these pages. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Loggers > Fiction.
Logging > Idaho > Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Novels.

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