In his critically acclaimed first novel, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough. Narrated by her neighbour, Edith's tragedies unfold: a tough childhood, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. She is a woman who sacrifices everything in the name of family - until she is forced to reclaim her freedom in one dramatic and unexpected gesture. Breathtaking and truthful, The Tie That Binds is a powerful tribute to the demands of rural life, and to the tenacity of the human spirit.
'Plainsong is beautifully crafted, alive and quietly magnificent. I read it in one mesmerising sitting. I had no choice; it wouldn't let me go' Roddy Doyle
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"An impressive, expertly crafted work of sensitivity and detail. . . . Powerful."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"[A] fine first novel that dramatically and accurately explores the lives of people who work the land in the stark American Middle West."--The New York Times Book Review
"Kent Haruf writes so wonderfully. . . . His characters live, and the voice of his narrator reverberates after the last page: humorous, ironic, loving."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Haruf's gifts as a writer go beyond choreography. He has caught his prairie people with the skill of Wright Morris, the prairie itself with the sweeping eye of Willa Cather. . . . [I]t's nearly impossible to believe this is his first novel."--Rocky Mountain News"
The beautiful and heart-rending first novel from the author of Plainsong.
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Book Description Henry Holt & Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0030719798 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0009854
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030719798
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030719798