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The Evening Road (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Two women, two directions: one dark, extraordinary day.
Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw, a startling, challenging beauty in small-town Indiana. Quick of mind, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1930 an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration.
Meet Calla Destry, a determined young woman desperate to escape the violence of her town and to find the lover who has promised her a new life.
On this day, the countryside of Jim Crow-era Indiana is no place for either. It is a world populated by frenzied demagogues and crazed revelers, by marauding vigilantes and grim fish suppers, by possessed blood hounds and, finally, by the Ku Klux Klan itself. Reminiscent of the works of Louise Erdrich, Edward P. Jones, and Marilynne Robinson, The Evening Road is the story of two remarkable women on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind.

About the Author

Laird Hunt is the author, most recently, of NEVERHOME, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, IndieNext selection, winner of The Bridge Prize and finalist for the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine, as well as the Prix Femina. A resident of Boulder, CO, he is also the fiction director of the MFA program at University of Denver.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410497932
ISBN-10: 1410497933
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: May 17th, 2017
Language: English
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Created At: 2/11/2017 05:45pm
Last Updated At: 11/23/2020 04:37pm
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