The Wake of Forgiveness - Bruce Machart

Bruce Machart’s The Wake Of Forgiveness (Mariner, $14.95) is a fantastic debut. An American Western with all the scope that implies, the novel follows the Skala family over thirty eventful, sometimes explosive, years. It is a novel about men, certainly; the Skala boys, led by their merciless father, toil in the fields and plot and scheme to acquire land and influence. It is also a novel about women, or the absence of them, and the impact this has on the men as they grow. Machart blends sparing dialogue with strong emotional undercurrents. Yes, there are horse races, shoot-outs, arson, and other staples of the Western, but there is also a family coming to terms with who they are, and learning to accept themselves and each other.

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ISBN: 9780547521947
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 7th, 2011