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The Signal | [Ron Carlson]

The Signal

Well known for his short stories, critically acclaimed author Ron Carlson has been featured in the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories. Carlson has also won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the 1993 Ploughshares Cohen Prize. Here he captivates audiences with a compelling novel no listener will soon forget.
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Backpacking into the Wind River Mountains on their tenth annual trip, Mack and his wife, Vonnie, find the magnificent woods and stunning mountains of Wyoming full of ghosts and danger. Mack comes from a long line of ranchers, and his dedication to keeping the family land has led him into penury and a life of crime. Vonnie is a fiercely intelligent, headstrong girl who came west for love, only to have it stolen from her bit by bit.

They've made this trip to say goodbye to each other, but as they navigate the trails they know so well, they come to understand the true nature of their wounds. And Mack has one more secret: he is trying to receive a signal and retrieve something that has fallen from the sky. It is a beacon that will lead them into a wood far darker than they've ever imagined. Ron Carlson's love for the mountains and his mastery of fiction radiate in the pages of this thrilling, fast-paced love story.

©2009 Ron Carlson; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Andrew mORRINSVILLENew Zealand 05-03-09
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    "Involving and Deeply Moving."

    I totally enjoyed Ron Carlson's last novel FIVE SKIES, enough not to hesitate for a moment when his latest novel appeared recently on Audible. Again, a vivd exploration of the wild backcountry, and the wilderness of the soul. Mac, a rancher battling a crippling mortgage, searches for redemtion after a fall into darkeness. A deep penitration story, with perfectly paced laconic narration. Involving and moving. Highly recommended.

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