by Kent Haruf
Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education.
Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of care, and in the same town young friends Dena and DJ find solace away from their own troubled homes.
As these stories unfold and entwine, tragedy strikes the McPheron household and life is thrown irrevocably off course.
Heart-breaking yet hopeful, Eventide is an unflinching depiction of the hardships of small-town life, lit up by astonishing moments of redemption.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 11/04/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781447240457
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Review by adrianburke
Weakest in trilogy. Sentimental. Sense the author as puppeteer of outcomes in spite of bleakness of some of the characters's lives. Had I read this first - would I have read the others? Nope? The Macpherons are borderline stereotypes, familiars of dozens of films. Hoyt is a baddy straight out of Huck Finn. The women are either: saints, tarts or put-upons. Glad he saved his real ammo for book 3. The End.