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Snow, Ashes

A Novel

Alyson Hagy


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Adams breathed through the thick weave of his pulse. Hobbs.
Again. His return likely meant trouble. Care and trouble.

The uneasy friendship between Fremont Adams and C. D. Hobbs worked best when both men had a job to do, when they could fall into the rhythm of hard labor. Neglected by his mother at an early age, Hobbs found his way into the Adams family. But everyone could tell he was always a bit off. Fremont resigned himself
to watching out for Hobbs, who had the innocence and optimism that can come only from ignorance. After a grueling tour of duty in Korea, however, Adams and Hobbs return to the ranch marked in dangerous ways.

In four parts—alternating between the Wyoming ranch and Korea—Alyson Hagy reveals the intricacies of a profound friendship between two very different men. Snow, Ashes is a suspenseful, engaging exploration of survival and failure and of how the most vulnerable among us can have a wisdom beyond measure.

Praise For Snow, Ashes: A Novel

“Hagy's writing and characters are worth getting to know.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[Hagy creates] a work of rough-edged beauty.” —Austin Chronicle

Graywolf Press, 9781555974688, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

About the Author

ALYSON HAGY was raised on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is the author of three collections of short fiction and a novel, Keeneland. She lives and teaches in Laramie, Wyoming.