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An indelible portrait of a woman who through great toughness of character blazes her own trail
Novelist William Haywod Henderson has won acclaim for his depictions of land and nature and his ability to bring the American West to vivid life. Of his most recent novel, The Rest of the Earth, Annie Proulx remarked that Henderson writes some of the most evocative and transcendently beautiful prose in contemporary American literature. Redolent with myth, humor, strange landscapes, and stark reality, Hendersons new novel tells the story of Augusta Locke, a troubled yet spirited woman, as she raises her daughter in the deserts of Wyoming. Spanning the twentieth century, Augustas extraordinary challenges play out themes of love and loss, home and family, redemption and reconciliation.
About the Author
William Haywood Henderson has taught creative writing at Harvard and Brown and is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in creative writing at Stanford. He is the author of two novels, The Rest of the Earth and Native. He grew up in Colorado and Wyoming.
An uncommonly beautiful, haunting book. The writing is like prose poetry, ethereal and earthy at the same time . . . Henderson has managed to create one of the most arresting female literary characters in quite some time. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Colorful and memorable . . . Henderson creates a world that is both epic and universal and, perhaps above all, eminently readable. (Rocky Mountain News)