Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig

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The central volume in Ivan Doig's acclaimed Montana trilogy, Dancing at the Rascal Fair is an authentic saga of the American experience at the turn of this century and a passionate, portrayal of the immigrants who dared to try new lives in the imposing Rocky Mountains.

Ivan Doig's supple tale of landseekers unfolds into a fateful contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill, walled apart by their obligations as they and their stormy kith and kin vie to tame the brutal, beautiful Two Medicine country.
 

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Ivan Doig was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of eight previous novels, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky. He lives in Seattle.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Scribner. 420 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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Narrator Angus McCaskill (forerunner of young Jick McCaskill in English Creek) and his best friend, Rob Barclay, leave their sooty little Scottish town in 1889 and emigrate to Montana, hoping to find Rob's long-lost Uncle Lucas.

Sep 18 1987 | Read Full Review of Dancing at the Rascal Fair

Arts Sarasota

On the recommendation of a lifelong friend (one of my mother's closest friends) who happens to share my taste in reading, I downloaded Ivan Doig's 1987 novel, "Dancing at the Rascal Fair," the middle novel in Doig's Montana Trilogy, and now find that I must read the other two books in the series,...

Dec 02 2011 | Read Full Review of Dancing at the Rascal Fair

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