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The Wake of Forgiveness

by Machart, Bruce

Condition: Fine/fine


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2010. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Author's 1st book. Signed on title page.


Reminiscent of Kent Haruf and Cormac McCarthy, Bruce Machart’s debut novel is a dark family saga set in the American Southwest.   On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of “the only woman he’s ever been fond of” when his wife dies during childbirth with the couple’s fourth son, Karel. The boy is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew, by the bloodshot blame in his father’s eyes, and permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. From an early age, Karel proves so talented on horseback that his father enlists him to ride in acreage-staked horseraces against his neighbors. In the winter of 1910, Karel rides in the ultimate high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters: hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers' futures, and his own fate.


  • Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 4531
  • Title: The Wake of Forgiveness
  • Author: Machart, Bruce
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: fine
  • Quantity available: 2
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 2010


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