By Lin Enger
“A deeply relocating, gripping novel approximately one man’s quest for redemption and his family’s selection to benefit the reality . . . Layered with which means, this awesome novel merits to be learn greater than as soon as. The excessive Divide proves Enger’s chops as a masterful storyteller.” —Ann Weisgarber, writer of The Promise
In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes one morning to find that her husband is long gone. Ulysses Pope has left his kin at the back of at the a long way fringe of Minnesota’s western prairie with simply the briefest of notes and no reason behind why he left or the place he’s headed. It doesn’t take lengthy for Gretta’s younger sons, Eli and Danny, to trigger after him, following the scant clues they could locate, leaping trains to get the place they should pass, and finishing up within the rugged badlands of Montana.
Gretta has no selection yet to look for her sons and her husband, prime her to your doorstep of a girl who turns out rationale on making Ulysses her personal. in the meantime, the lads locate that the nearer they arrive to Ulysses’ path, the better the perils that confront them, until eventually every one is confronted with a decision approximately whom he'll protect, and who he'll become.
Enger’s breathtaking portrait of the big plains panorama is matched by way of the wealthy expanse of his characters’ emotional terrain, as pivotal historic events--the bloody turmoil of expansionism, the close to overall death of the bison herds, and the subjugation of the Plains Indians--blend seamlessly with the intimate tale of a family’s sacrifice and devotion.
“Lin Enger units out from the conventions of the normal Western and brings the reader into new emotional territory, that of the soul of an exquisitely drawn American kin. instructed with being concerned endurance and special language, The excessive Divide is a unique to wander off in.” —James Scott, writer of The Kept
“The excessive Divide, a unique a few relatives at risk, is haunting and stressful yet leavened by means of enormous heat and humanity. Lin Enger writes with sturdy grace a few man’s quest for redemption and the human potential for forgiveness.” —Benjamin Percy, writer of pink Moon