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The Mountain and The Fathers explores and the eBook #9734 the life of boys and men in the unforgiving harsh world north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana in a drought afflicted area called the Big Dry a land that chews up old and young alike Joe Wilkins was born into this world raised by a The Mountain eBook #180 young mother an. Joe Wilkins writes in beautiful prose of his life in Eastern Montana He tells a story in each chapter as if a certain subject Lake Water Sky Slow Breath or person his mother Bruce Wheatry Kelly Dempsey each brought to his mind pictures and lessons learned Wilkins writing is almost like reading poetry It is descriptive poignant sometime sad and sometimes hilarious Life on the Big Dry was certainly hard but from all of it he gained a knowledge of self family those who treated him like family This is a must read for all who seek to find something important in their own lives Sometimes the smallest most mundane things are important In the retelling of his life on the Big Dry Joe Wilkins finds his father finds himself I rated this book with 5 stars because I came away changed by Mr Wilkins stories

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The Mountain and the Fathers Growing Up on the Big Dry

These lives put forth a new examination of myth and manhood in the American west and cast a journalistic eye on how young men seek to transcend their surroundings in the search for a better life Rather than dwell on grief or ruin Wilkins’ memoir posits that it is our stories that sustain us Mountain and the Fathers Growing PDF or and. Joe Wilkins grew up in a water starved stretch of eastern Montana known as the Big Dry With his new book he returns to the unforgiving landscape of his youth in a series of wistful vignettes culled from vivid often violent childhood memories The Mountain and the Fathers is a wonderfully rendered portrait of starkly beautiful rural life and a haunting search for what it means to be a man in the American West Wilkins is a poet his eye for detail is clear and he writes with the narrative grace of high lonesome prairie wind

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D elderly grandfather following the untimely death of his father That early loss stretches out across the Big Dry and Wilkins uses his own story and those of the young boys and men growing up around him to examine the violence confusion and rural poverty found in this distinctly American landscape Ultimately Mountain and the MOBI #245. Wilkins is a poet and each short chapter delivers the rhythms and song of the best writing What is even remarkable is that these chapterprose poems subtly construct a remarkable narrative that gathers momentum and delivers both hope and tragedy in the same breath Brilliant stuff


10 thoughts on “The Mountain and the Fathers Growing Up on the Big Dry

  1. says:

    My father promised me a shotgun for my 12th birthday which was not at all unusual for a Montana kid Certainly not back in 1966 That was the year my Dad and I logged the most flight time together in the Cessnas he sold for a livingWe’d swoop low at the sight of antelope for a fun chase across the mesas I was itching to bag a pronghorn – anything with antlers actually I wanted to mount a pair on the knotty pine walls of my bedroom There I

  2. says:

    Joe Wilkins writes in beautiful prose of his life in Eastern Montana He tells a story in each chapter as if a certain subject Lake Water Sky Slow Breath or person his mother Bruce Wheatry Kelly Dempsey each brought to his mind pictures and lessons learned Wilkins writing is almost like reading poetry It is descriptive poignant sometime sad and sometimes hilarious Life on the Big Dry was certainly hard but from all of it he gained a knowledg

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    The language Oh the language Swoon

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    I thought this was a sad book about growing up fatherless in a tough world of poverty isolation and manual labor in Eastern MontanaI liked the lyrical writing Many of the passages seemed dream like or like a free writing ass

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    Wilkins is a poet and each short chapter delivers the rhythms and song of the best writing What is even remarkable

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    I enjoyed this very much I personally know the author and live close to the setting of the book Several places b

  7. says:

    Book recommended to me by a classmate and is mainly composed of short flashbacks The human elements in this book are stirring and to me the m

  8. says:

    Joe Wilkins grew up in a water starved stretch of eastern Montana known as the Big Dry With his new book he returns to the unforgiving landscape of his youth in a series of wistful vignettes culled from vivid often violent childhood memories The Mountain and the Fathers is a wonderfully rendered portrait of starkly beautiful rural life and a haunting search for what it means to be a man in the American West Wilkins is a poet; his eye for

  9. says:

    One of the most beautiful books I've ever read My heart

  10. says:

    A well crafted memoir of a young boy raised by his mother and grandfather after the death his father He structures the book around t