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Worth reading, but definitely not his best work. Maybe the result of a Tourism Montana request?
Jun 22, 2007
In this book, Mr. Doig joins an illustrious company of writers that use long trips to facilitate the development of characters, the teaching of life's lessons, adventure and self discovery. Homer and J. D. Salinger come to mind. In this work the "hero" Jick McCaskill travels Montana in his Winnebago, with his daughter, a newpaper photographer and her divorced husband, a newspaper columnist. Their assignment is to write a collection of articles focused on Montana's Centennial celebration. Jick is not thrilled by the close proximity to his ex-son in law, but his daughter Mariah prevails on him to cooperate. The lessons, memories, insights and adventures unfold during that journey around Montana. During the several month odyssey, Jick comes to terms with the death of his wife of 4o+ years, his relationship to family and the land that has been in his family for generations, and how he wants to spend the last third of his life. Doig's style creates an instant bond between reader and character. His characters are all human to a fault and like "us humans" struggle with issues that may seem commonplace but really define us all. An Excellent Story, well told.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-10-11 In this conclusion to the McCaskill trilogy, moody widower Jickyes,JICK , his feisty photographer daughter, Mariah, and her ex-husband, Riley, celebrate Montana's 1989 centennial by criss-crossing the state in a Winnebago. Doig ``displays a masterful skill in depicting the American West which few writers match,'' said PW. ``This entertaining ramble blends travelogue, family drama, history and newspaper lore.'' Author tour. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-07-20 Spurred by the 1989 centennial of Montana's statehood, moody widower Jick McCaskill, turning 65, criss-crosses the state in a Winnebago with his photographer daughter, strong-willed, feisty Mariah, and her ex-husband, Riley, a reporter. In this crowning volume of a trilogy, which includes English Creek and Dancing at the Rascal Fair , Doig again displays a masterly skill in depicting the American West which few writers match. Instead of patriotic hoopla, the canvas is dotted with failing ranches, oil pumps clanking away in farmed fields, Montanans tensely poised between an uncertain future and a frontier past. Jick, who narrates this road story with brash humor, faces two emotional crises: Mariah precipitously announces plans to remarry Riley; and Leona, Riley's mother, who once had an ill-fated fling with Jick's dead brother, joins the caravan. This entertaining ramble adroitly blends travelogue, family drama, history and newspaper lore. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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