Set in Wyoming, in cattle country, The Fruit of Stone is the story of two men and one woman. McEban, a rancher, has loved Gretchen Reilly all his life; and all his life Bennett, Gretchen's husband, has been his best friend. When Gretchen leaves Bennett, the two men follow her trail on a strange, fateful journey across Wyoming to Nebraska.
Spragg's characters are unforgettable, his prose is at once tender and muscular, his portrait of the harsh but beautiful landscape breathtaking. With this remarkable novel he takes his place beside Cormac McCarthy, Thomas McGuane and Kent Haruf as one of the great contemporary chroniclers of the American West.
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"Spragg's idiomatic prose hums with the raw poetry of the natural world... As much as it a tragic romance, his novel is also a passionate love letter to the land" ( Observer)
"Mark Spragg owns one of the truest most original new voices in American letters" (Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong)
'Imagine the spirit of Hemingway reborn in the soul of a ranch-owner's son in Wyoming' - Esquire
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Book Description Vintage 02/10/2003, 2003. Book Condition: NEW. - Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Bookseller Inventory # 1111-9780099286691
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Book Description Vintage, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099286696