Canada, By Richard Ford

 

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This classic Richard Ford novel opens in Great Falls, a Rocky Mountains frontier town positioned right where the Missouri river turns to the east.

Once home to the novel's narrator, Dell Parsons, it's a borderline place ripe with possibilities – a fact this battered old-timer knows only too well.

In laconic and spruce-clean prose Dell conjures up the remarkable chain of events that catapults his air-force father and bookish mother onto an unexpected trajectory of crime.

It's a novel about what happens when lines are irrevocably crossed.

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