The Falling Boy by David Long
A Novel

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Set in a small town in Montana, a novel charts the inner life of construction worker Mark Singer as he weds serious Olivia, one of the four Stavros sisters, and then falls in love with one of her sisters. 15,000 first printing."
 

About David Long

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Long is a native of Massachusetts. He has taught in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Montana.
 
Published June 11, 1997 by Scribner. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's 1952 when the story opens with Mark's marriage (at 22) to the serious-minded and sweetly domestic if moody Olivia, who gives him two kids in fairly quick time, but who doesn't--well, keep life compelling enough to prevent Mark from falling into the arms and bed of long-limbed, restless oldes...

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His quiet insights into the lives of people living on the western frontier distinguished Long's prize-winning short-story collection, Blue Spruce. In this emotionally resonant first novel, he captures

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Olivia is withdrawn and moody, however, and a decade later, with two children, a mortgaged house and an only marginally lucrative job as a construction worker, Mark has inchoate feelings of emptiness and restlessness as he reflects on his ""paltry life."" When the eldest Stavros sister, Linny, re...

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