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2014 Festival of the Book

HumanitiesMontana Festival of the Book
October 9--11
Downtown Missoula

Kim Zupan

Kim Zupan will be reading and signing his newest novel
The Ploughmen
First Friday October
5:30 PM
About The Ploughmen:

A young sheriff and a hardened killer form an uneasy and complicated bond in this mesmerizing first novel set on the plains of Montana
Steeped in a lonesome Montana landscape as unyielding and raw as it is beautiful, Kim Zupan's The Ploughmen is a new classic in the literature of the American West.
At the center of this searing, fever dream of a novel are two men—a killer awaiting trial, and a troubled young deputy—sitting across from each other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: John Gload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of 77, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County sheriff’s department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload’s arrest. With a disintegrating marriage further collapsing under the strain of his night duty, Millimaki finds himself seeking counsel from a man whose troubled past shares something essential with his own. Their uneasy friendship takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence that yokes together two haunted souls by the secrets they share, and by the rugged country that keeps them.

About the author:

A native Montanan, Kim lives in Missoula and grew up in and around Great Falls, where much of his novel The Ploughmen is set. For twenty-five years, he made a living as a carpenter while pursuing his writing. He has also worked as a smelterman, pro rodeo bareback rider, ranch hand, Alaska salmon fisherman and teacher, and presently teaches carpentry at Missoula College. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana.
ISBN: 9780805099515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 29th, 2014

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