The Resource Work Song, Ivan Doig, (downloadable ebook)

Work Song, Ivan Doig, (downloadable ebook)

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Work Song
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Work Song
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Ivan Doig
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eng
Summary
An award-winning and beloved novelist of the American West spins the further adventures of a favorite character, in one of his richest historical settings yet. "If America was a melting pot, Butte would be its boiling point," observes Morrie Morgan, the itinerant teacher, walking encyclopedia, and inveterate charmer last seen leaving a one-room schoolhouse in Marias Coulee, the stage he stole in Ivan Doig's 2006 The Whistling Season . A decade later, Morrie is back in Montana, as the beguiling narrator of Work Song . Lured like so many others by "the richest hill on earth," Morrie steps off the train in Butte, copper-mining capital of the world, in its jittery heyday of 1919. But while riches elude Morrie, once again a colorful cast of local characters-and their dramas-seek him out: a look-alike, sound-alike pair of retired Welsh miners; a streak-of-lightning waif so skinny that he is dubbed Russian Famine; a pair of mining company goons; a comely landlady propitiously named Grace; and an eccentric boss at the public library, his whispered nickname a source of inexplicable terror. When Morrie crosses paths with a lively former student, now engaged to a fiery young union leader, he is caught up in the mounting clash between the iron-fisted mining company, radical "outside agitators," and the beleaguered miners. And as tensions above ground and below reach the explosion point, Morrie finds a unique way to give a voice to those who truly need one. Watch a Video
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Work Song, Ivan Doig, (downloadable ebook)
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9781101183526
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Work Song, Ivan Doig, (downloadable ebook)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BGgAAAJ8DAAA1U/products/04b808cb-f265-4560-977b-6e62eab6d5c4
Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101183526
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04b808cb-f265-4560-977b-6e62eab6d5c4
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe PDF eBook
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