I always have a secret joy in being introduced to a new piece of literature. The reason the author most likely write this book is because he is from that area. The book has been awarded with Milkweed Prize for Fiction 0 , and many others. Not one word out of place, not one simile or metaphor ill-used, unused, or overused, nothing could be added without compromising the beauty of the book, and nothing need be removed to clear aside clutter. I will definitely be adding the rest of his work to my overlong wishlist. I would like to know the characters in this novel, really know them, sit in their kitchens and listen to their stories and drink their vile percolated coffee.
During the time of Marie fearing for her life with Frank around, Marie Little Soldier blurts out the horrible stories and allegations Frank has committed to Gail. David Hayden, the narrator, recalls the events that occurred when he was twelve and his beloved caretaker, Marie Little Soldier, dies. What used to be close family bonds get broken in a short amount of time. However, I trust that novels do not have to be always a happy end. Gail emphatically asserts that David will never be treated by Frank again. With anticipation for my upcoming trip to Montana and Yellowstone, I picked this up, hoping for an atmospheric read. He writes about a mystery that makes you want to read more and more as the book progresses.
Montana 1948 is about the events that occurred in Bentrock, Montana, during the summer of 1948. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice. The story was interesting and a lot happens in it. At times I wanted to kill some of the characters myself; other times, I was befuddled or amused or just plain sad at what was transpiring on the pages. Those who consider themselves to be better then others, attempt to belittle those whom they consider to be weaker. My favorite parts were the visual descriptions of a small Montana town sixty years ago. In my opinion, I think this is a great book, and it is really realistic just like something really happened because it has great description.
Anticipating is more accurate to describe the details were mentioned in each chapter. A compact book at under 200 pages, but the author tells a compelling story that ultimately feels far more complete and satisfying than I had expected based on it's length. The Haydens where the big cats of the town, everyone knew them. The family separated because they were the law and someone of the family did something really bad. Frank feels entitled to do whatever he pleases to the local Indian women. The characters face powerful moral dilemmas. Wesley gets on the phone immediately.
I was given heart, comfort, and guidance by this work of fiction, such as no corporeal person could have given me. Clean simple writing and a good story well-told. For they are not described by the narrator as much as men, hence showing favoritism of men over women by the author. Both scenarios are very plausible. Everything changes towards the Montana 1948 by Larry Watson is a book about an experience that took place in Montana. The family separated because they were the law and someone of the family did something really bad. Even I understood the symbolism: Franks' death was an unbridgeable gulf between us.
Not only does the author use this to illustrate physical objects in his story, but he captures the mentality and emotion of the characters as well. Tensions between open range ranchers and farmers, between settlers and Native Americans relocated to rezervations in the most arid corners of the state are aggravated by poor crops and lack of jobs. Finally Frank comes out and asks Wesley for a beer. After reading Montana 1948, I think this was an interesting book because it had so many plot changes during the book. His family was more rude to each other and had less respect caused by the situation.
It could be the racism, justice, loyal, relatives, sexual, …. Once she calls David in and makes him promise to keep the doctor away from her. Also, according to the back cover of the book, he was a great author too, he had received numerous awards and prizes for his work. For this reason, I strongly recommend people to read this book. She is sick and having trouble breathing. Wes just ignores her because he thinks it is Indian superstition or something.
As he points out in the opening quote, this here is not the official state history, but the hidden, intimate and painful sort of events that reveal the darker shades of the human heart, side by side with the examples of inner strength and ingrained sense of right and wrong that help people deal with tragedy and loss. What it means to be a peace officer in Montana is 'knowing when to look and when to look away'. Gail yells, and Wesley stops. He presents us with a page of personal history that is at the same time a fresco of the times and of the place, capturing the atitudes, the fears, the longings and the hatreds of the people of Montana in 1948, experiencing both the exhilaration of the end of a world war and the incertitudes about what the peace will bring. Not because I don't believe it, but because it's not exactly a common literary fiction topic. David at the time was 12 years old.
In 1948 its population was less than two thousand people. When Wesley returns he asks Frank why Marie had been upset. With Frank aware of his future, he commits suicide. Today's prompt is to identify the novel you most like to give to friends. David's uncle Frank who used his position as a doctor to sexually abuse Native American girls, because he was racist. I've driven through Montana a few times and always been amazed by the combination of beauty and emptiness. Frank is a doctor in town, while Wesley gives up on a law career in order to please his authorian father.
David checks in on Marie frequently. She no longer wants her husband to continue the course of action that earlier she encouraged him to follow. However, this is where Watson falls as a writer in my opinion. I read this soon after it was published in 1993. The story of an accident is circulated and Frank is buried as a tragic hero. I feel for this family; their struggles make me want discuss speaking out against evil, the struggle between justice and family loyalty, and the unpredictable consequences of our actions.