Kickdown: a novel

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Publisher:
Arcade Publishing,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
Language:
English
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"An impressive debut novel."-- The Washington Post Finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction When Jackie Dunbar's father dies, she takes a leave from medical school and goes back to the family cattle ranch in Colorado to set affairs in order. But what she finds derails her: the Dunbar ranch is bankrupt, her sister is having a nervous breakdown, and the oil and gas industry has changed the landscape of this small western town both literally and figuratively, tempting her to sell a gas lease to save the family land. There is fencing to be repaired and calves to be born, and no one--except Jackie herself--to take control. But then a gas well explodes in the neighboring ranch, and the fallout sets off a chain of events that will strain trust, sever old relationships, and ignite new ones. Rebecca Clarren's Kickdown is a tautly written debut novel about two sisters and the Iraq war veteran who steps in to help. It is a timeless and timely meditation on the grief wrought by death, war, and environmental destruction. Kickdown , like Kent Haruf's Plainsong or Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone , weaves together the threads of land, family, failure, and perseverance to create a gritty tale about rural America.
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