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This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind.

Doig, Ivan.

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ISBN 10: 015190054X / ISBN 13: 9780151900541
Published by Harcourt Brace, New York, 1978
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A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of wear to the head of the spine. This is the story of a Montana man's reflections of growing up during a tumultuous, yet enlightening, time in history when life was slower, the landscape was environmentally protected, neighbors more supportive, and a boy's imagination could flourish. Doig describes in detail his mother and father's devotion for him and each other, and paints vivid portraits of a tightly knit family living in a rugged terrain and struggling for survival. After his mother's death, times got tougher, and Doig's portrayal of his dad's difficulties are touching. Poetic interludes are charming and contrast interestingly with Doig's portrayal of a wild and rugged Montana and its curious inhabitants. Bookseller Inventory # 24886

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Title: This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western ...

Publisher: Harcourt Brace, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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This work introduced a major modern author to the reading public. Doig?s life was formed among the sheepherders and other denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches as he wandered beside his restless father. New Preface by the Author.

About the Author:

IVAN DOIG is the author of ten previous books, including the novels Prairie Nocturne and Dancing at the Rascal Fair, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky.  A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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