Monday, January 11, 2010

Preview: Then Came the Evening by Brian Hart

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(US cover left – UK cover right – Canada both)

Amazon Book Stats:

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (December 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608190145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608190140
  • Genre: General Fiction

    Amazon Book Blurb:

    Bandy Dorner, home from Vietnam, awakes with his car mired in a canal, his home reduced to ashes, and his pregnant wife preparing to leave town with her lover. Within moments, a cop lies bleeding in the road. Nearly two decades later, Bandy is released from prison. His parents are gone, but on the derelict family ranch, Bandy faces a different reunion. Tracy, his now teenaged son, has come to claim the father he's never known, and Iona, Bandy's ex-wife, has come on the heels of her son. All three are damaged, hardened, haunted. But amidst the ice and rock of the raw Idaho landscape, they attempt to piece back together a family that never was, and to discover if they belong together at all. With resolute honesty and restrained beauty, Brian Hart explores the hopes and limitations of his characters as they struggle toward a shared future, imbuing his novel with the power of classic Greek tragedy. A stunning debut.

    bhart-330-Bhpic Author Bio:

    Brian Hart was born in central Idaho in 1976. He's worked as a carpenter, welder, drywall hanger, dishwasher, commercial fisherman, line cook, and janitor. In 2005 he won the Keene Prize for Literature, the largest student literary prize in the world. He received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers in 2008. Then Came the Evening is his first novel.

    Connect with the author at his website.

    This book was sent to Layers of Thought from Goodread’s First Reads Program.

    Amazon purchasing links - US/UK/Canada; The Book Depository - AUD and Euro.

    Review coming soon!

  • 4 comments:

    logankstewart said...

    This sounds like a good read. I'll look forward to your review.

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Logan -
    I was really happy to get this one since it will work for the War Across the Generations Challenge = Vietnam.

    It has gotten good reviews. I am hoping it is a sleeper.

    Diane said...

    This sounds really good too Shellie...Thanks for putting it on my radar :)

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Diane -
    Your welcome!
    Review coming soon. :)
    I just love your new avatar. It is so cute and on the beach too.

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