Augusta Locke

Augusta Locke

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An indelible portrait of a woman who through great toughness of character blazes her own trail Novelist William Haywod Henderson has won acclaim for his depictions of land and nature and his ability to bring the American West to vivid life. Of his most recent novel, The Rest of the Earth, Annie Proulx remarked that Henderson writes some of the most evocative and transcendently beautiful prose in contemporary American literature. Redolent with myth, humor, strange landscapes, and stark reality, Henderson's new novel tells the story of Augusta Locke, a troubled yet spirited woman, as she raises her daughter in the deserts of Wyoming. Spanning the twentieth century, Augusta's extraordinary challenges play out themes of love and loss, home and family, redemption and reconciliation.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 419 pages
  • 127 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014303829X
  • 9780143038290

About William Haywood Henderson

William Haywood Henderson has taught creative writing at Harvard and Brown and is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in creative writing at Stanford. He is the author of two novels, The Rest of the Earth and Native. He grew up in Colorado and Wyoming.
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Review quote

An uncommonly beautiful, haunting book. The writing is like prose poetry, ethereal and earthy at the same time . . . Henderson has managed to create one of the most arresting female literary characters in quite some time. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Colorful and memorable . . . Henderson creates a world that is both epic and universal and, perhaps above all, eminently readable. (Rocky Mountain News)
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85 ratings
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