A beloved character
brings the power of the press to 1920s Butte, Montana, in this latest from the
best storyteller of the West
In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan
back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride, Grace. But
the mansion bestowed by a former boss upon the itinerant charmer, who debuted
in Doig’s bestselling The Whistling
Season, promises to be less windfall than money pit. And the town itself,
with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the
stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems—like the
couple’s fast-diminishing finances—on the verge of implosion.
These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as
editorialist for the Thunder, the
fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda’s Goliath. Amid
the clatter of typewriters, the rumble of the printing presses, and a cast of
unforgettable characters, Morrie puts his gift for word-slinging to work. As he
pursues victory for the miners, he discovers that he is enmeshed in a deeply
personal battle as well—the struggle to win lasting love for himself.
Brilliantly capturing an America roaring into a new age, Sweet Thunder is another great tale from
a classic American novelist. Download and start listening now!