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In 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 is dying.

With 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Carlson warmly evokes smalltown life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Carlson’s book affectionately captures the rhythms of small-town life.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the August 2013 Indie Next List
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