Lucky Turtle

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Product Details

Price
$27.95  $25.99
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.7 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781643750972

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About the Author

Bill Roorbach is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O'Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner Big Bend; Temple Stream; the bestselling Life Among Giants and Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love. The 10th anniversary edition of his craft book, Writing Life Stories, is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in The New York Times, Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and dozens of other magazines and journals. He lives in western Maine with his wife, Juliet.

Reviews

"Nobody else could have written this gorgeous novel, full to the brim with tragedy but also fun, as well as the best kind of romance --embracing so much more than the couple at its center. Cindra is an impeccably loyal and honest narrator, our perfect guide through the wilds of Montana. Lucky Turtle is an ode and a love letter to our wounded, imperfect, and oh-so-beautiful world."
--Nina de Gramont, author of The Christie Affair

"No one writes about love or the American wilderness like Bill Roorbach. A thrilling, blistering tale of young love and old hate and the steady endurance of both."
--Lily King, author of Five Tuesdays in Winter

"Look out: Roorbach has created the sexiest man seen in literature in a good long time . . . An epic love story . . . No greater reading pleasure to be had anywhere."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

​"Roorbach is a consummate raconteur skilled in breathing life into his characters. His prose is well-suited to the Montana landscape, capacious yet created with poetic economy, evoking the splendor of nature in language that sparkles like crystal clear mountain water . . . Roorbach's understated, luminescent novel beautifully evokes an idyllic world created when two hearts are braided together."
--Booklist, starred review

"Two great love affairs--one between characters, the other with the wilds of Montana as its original inhabitants knew it--surge through this engaging, audacious novel. Every page hums with life and energy."
--Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwhal and Archangel

"At once an adventure, a love story, and a profound meditation on the grandeur of the natural world, Lucky Turtle is a novel so full of beauty and heart and pathos that you won't want it to end, a book that hums with grace, and sings with passion. Roorbach is a national treasure."
--Jonathan Evison, author of Small World

"Roorbach delivers a most electric pulse into the hardscrabble dirt and veins in this novel's memorable backdrop of ancient Montana mountains and waters. Lucky Turtle gives us a world where adventure and landscape combine tenderly for a most unforgettable read."
--Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders