A L G ON Q UI N B O OK S
F A L L / WI N T E R 2 0 1 4
352 pages, 6" x 9"
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n 1886, Gretta Pope wakes one morning to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope has lef his amily behind on the ar edge o Minnesota’s western prairie, with only the brieest o notes and no explanation or why he lef or where he’s headed. It doesn’t take long
or Gretta’s young sons, Eli and Danny, to set oﬀ afer him,
ollowing the scant clues they can ﬁnd, jumping trains to get where they need to go, and ending up in the rugged badlands o Montana.
Short on money and beleaguered by a treacherous land-
lord, Gretta has no choice but to seek out her sons and her husband as well, leading her to the doorstep o a woman who seems intent on making Ulysses her own. While out in the wilderness, the boys ﬁnd that the closer they come
to Ulysses’s trail, the greater the perils that conront them.
Enger’s breathtaking portrait o the vast Plains land-scape is matched by the rich expanse o his characters’
emotional terrain, as pivotal historical events—the turmoil
o expansionism, the near total demise o the bison herds, and the subjugation o the Plains Indians—blend seam-lessly with the story o a amily’s sacriﬁce and devotion.
“Lin Enger sets out rom the conventions o the traditional Western and brings the reader into new emotional territory, that o the soul o an exquisitely drawn American amily. old with caring patience and precise language,
Te High Divide
is a novel to get lost in.” —J S, author o
Te High Divide
, a novel about a amily in peril, is haunting and tense but leavened by considerable warmth and humanity. Lin Enger writes with durable grace about a man’s quest or redemption and the human capacity or orgiveness.” —B P, author o
is an Iowa Workshop graduate, author o the novel
, and the recipient o a James Michener Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship. His short sto-ries have appeared in
Glimmer rain, Ascent, Great River Review, American Fiction
, and other journals. He teaches at Minnesota State University Moorhead. His website is www.lin-enger.com.