The Big Rock Candy Mountain

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Paperback Contemporary American Fiction

By (author) Wallace Earle Stegner

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 193mm x 27mm | 395g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140139397
  • ISBN 13: 9780140139396
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 136,159

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Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune--in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest. Stegner portrays more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family in this masterful, harrwoing saga of people trying to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.

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"Stegner has felt the spell of mountain and prairie, of draught, flood, and blizzard. . . . A harrowing saga" --The New York Times "Stands out beautifully and unforgettably." --The New Yorker