The Ploughmen (MP3 CD)

By Kim Zupan, Jim Meskimen (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781481506809

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/29/2014)
Paperback (9/8/2015)
Compact Disc (9/30/2014)
Hardcover (9/30/2014)
Compact Disc (9/30/2014)

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A young sheriff and a hardened killer form an uneasy and complicated bond in this mesmerizing first novel set on the plains of Montana.Steeped in a lonesome Montana landscape as unyielding and raw as it is beautiful, Kim Zupan's The Ploughmen is a new classic in the literature of the American West.At the center of this searing fever-dream of a novel are two men--a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy--sitting across from each other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: John Gload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of seventy-seven, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration, and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County Sheriff's Department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest. With a disintegrating marriage further collapsing under the strain of his night duty, Millimaki finds himself seeking counsel from a man whose troubled past shares something essential with his own. Their uneasy friendship takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence that yokes together the two haunted souls by the secrets they share--and by the rugged country that keeps them.