An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg

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In an extraordinary tale of love and forgiveness, Mark Spragg brings us this novel of a complex, prodigal homecoming. After escaping the last of a long string of abusive boyfriends, Jean Gilkyson and her ten-year-old daughter Griff have nowhere left to go. Nowhere except Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Jean's estranged father-in-law, Einar, still blames her for the death of his son. Though Einar isn’t glad to see either of them, Griff falls in love with his sprawling ranch and quiet way of life, as she slowly gets to know his crippled old friend Mitch, the cats that lurk in the barn at milking time, and finally the grandfather she had lost for so many years. An emotionally charged story of hard-won friendship and reconciliation, An Unfinished Life shows a novelist of extraordinary talents in the fullness of his powers.

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About Mark Spragg

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Mark Spragg is the author of Where Rivers Change Direction, a memoir that won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and the novels An Unfinished Life, which was chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as the Best Book of 2004, and Bone Fire. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in Wyoming.
Published August 31, 2004 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction

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… But despite an occasional tendency toward writerly prose, An Unfinished Life is what a good contemporary western should be: complex, human, fast-paced and highly attuned to the details of life and landscape that make the West what it is."

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