by Richard Ford
First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed.
Then about the murders, which happened later. It was more bad instincts and bad luck that lead to Dell Parsons' parents robbing a bank.
They weren't reckless people, but in an instant, their actions alter fifteen-year-old Dell's sense of normal life forever.
In the days that follow, he is saved before the authorities think to arrive.
Driving across Montana, his life hurtles towards the unknown; a hotel in a deserted town, the violent and enigmatic Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself.
But, as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose past lies on the other side of the border.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 06/06/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408831007
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Review by polarbear123
In comparison to another review on here which preferred the first half of this book I think I would say that the second half was the more intriguing. Yes the first half set the scene well but it did feel like a bit of overkill. The background and the consequences of the robbery are picked over in minute detail. I definitely found this part slow going whereas the second half of the book flew by. Overall though a very thought provoking book and yes it definitely did feel emotionally draining by the end of it. Powerful stuff.