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Ruthie Fear



by
Maxim Loskutoff

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
W. W. Norton (Adult)
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9780393635560
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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In this haunting parable of the American West, a young woman faces the violent past of her remote Montana valley.

As a child in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, Ruthie Fear sees an apparition: a strange, headless creature near a canyon creek. Its presence haunts her throughout her youth. Raised in a trailer by her stubborn, bowhunting father, Ruthie develops a powerful connection with the natural world but struggles to find her place in a society shaped by men. Development, gun violence, and her father’s vendettas threaten her mountain home. As she comes of age, her small community begins to fracture in the face of class tension and encroaching natural disaster, and the creature she saw long ago reappears as a portent of the valley’s final reckoning.

An entirely new kind of western and the first novel from one of this generation’s most wildly imaginative writers, Ruthie Fear captures the destruction and rebirth of the modern American West with warmth, urgency, and grandeur. The Technicolor bursts of action that test Ruthie’s commitment to the valley and its people invite us to look closer at our nation’s complicated legacy of manifest destiny, mass shootings, and environmental destruction. Anchored by its unforgettable heroine, Ruthie Fear presents the rural West as a place balanced on a knife-edge, at war with itself, but still unbearably beautiful and full of love.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

9 2/5" x 6 3/10"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2021

Book Genres

Fiction

Topics

Coming of age. Small town and rural life. Women. Fathers and daughters. Absentee mothers. Apparitions. Bowhunters. Trailer camps. Violence. Firearms. Montana.

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