this finely wrought portrait of western American life, Ron Carlson takes us to
the small town of Oakpine, Wyoming, and into the lives of four men trying to
make peace with who they are in the world.
In high school, these men were in a band. One
of them, Jimmy, left Oakpine for New York City after the tragic death of his
brother. A successful novelist, he has returned thirty years later because he
Carlson’s characteristic grace, we learn what has become of these friends and
the different directions of their lives. Craig and Frank never left; Mason, a
top lawyer in Denver, is back in town to fix up and sell his parents’ house.
Now that they are reunited, getting the band back together might be the most
important thing they can do. Download and start listening now!