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Bucking the Sun | [Ivan Doig]

Bucking the Sun

Acclaimed for his beloved Montana trilogy, National Book Award finalist Ivan Doig crafts masterful portraits of life in rural Big Sky Country. Set in the 1930s, Bucking the Sun follows the Duff clan during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. Hugh Duff is angry that the dam will flood his farm, yet his sons hasten to get jobs working on the project.
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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed for his beloved Montana trilogy, National Book Award finalist Ivan Doig crafts masterful portraits of life in rural Big Sky Country. Set in the 1930s, Bucking the Sun follows the Duff clan during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. Hugh Duff is angry that the dam will flood his farm, yet his sons hasten to get jobs working on the project.

©1996 Ivan Doig (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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“This richly detailed narrative offers comedy, passion, and adventure.” (Library Journal)

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    R. Bainbridge Island, WA, United States 01-05-13
    R. Bainbridge Island, WA, United States 01-05-13
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    "Ivan Doig paints a town ugly"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The whole tone of the story. I believe Ivan Doig focused on the ill-concieved town and how it brought out the crude and selfishness in human nature. I grew fond of Gros Ventre and the very human inhabitants of that small town and Scotch Heaven, but the Fort Peck project seemed to collect an entirely different population that permeated "Bucking the Sun" with ugliness.
    I strongly recommend Mr. Doig's other Montana books, from "House of Sky" through the Jick trilogy to "Whistling Season" and "The Bartender's Tale". I hope he revisits that Montana again. I have read and listened to"English Creek" several times and intend to hear it again.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A book that doesn't pander to the perception that you must have lots of sex, viiolence and other gratitous violence to be successful


    What three words best describe Tom Stechschulte’s voice?

    In "Bucking The Sun" his voice has a slightly sarcastic ring that fits the book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Definitely not


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let this negative review deter you from listening or reading Ivan Doig. I think he is a gem among the flashy rhinestones. I cannot overestimate his writing talent and knowledge of his people and their environment.

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