A great novel, sad that it is abridged. Proulx earned widespread acclaim with this novel, and justly so. Quirky characters, a dead-end job, edge-of-the-world locale, and a house that has to be strapped down to a rock meld into a memorable, funny read.
I like these ordinary characters who rise above their situation and do admirable deeds. They remind me of characters by John Steinbeck and Neville Shute. This is an engaging and enjoyable read.
I have listened to at least 200 or more books and this has to be in my top three. I absolutely love this book and the writing style is like a breath of fresh air, because it is different and it is compelling. To write:'that she was the color of a brown feather on dark water', you gotta love it. I work for myself and sometimes am alone all day. So I love listen to books alot, this I have listened to 3x already.
Narrator is excellent - his inflection when doing the voice of Alvin Yark is wonderful. Oh there aint no use, cause every nut and bolt is loose.
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