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Five Skies

(2007)
A novel by

 
Award-winning short story writer Ron Carlson delivers a stirring novel about three men confronting their pasts and their purpose

Beloved story writer Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, Five Skies is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. Here he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life. As they endeavor upon this simple, grand project, the three reveal themselves in cautiously resonant, profound ways. And in a voice of striking intimacy and grace, Carlson's novel reveals itself as a story of biblical, almost spiritual force. A bellwether return from one of our greatest craftsmen, Five Skies is sure to be one of the most praised and cherished novels of the year.

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Five Skies
Author(s): Ron Carlson
ISBN: 0-670-03850-4 / 978-0-670-03850-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Five Skies
Author(s): Ron Carlson
ISBN: 0-14-311346-1 / 978-0-14-311346-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Five Skies
Author(s): Ron Carlson
ISBN: 0-14-314231-3 / 978-0-14-314231-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Five Skies (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Ron Carlson
ISBN: 1-4159-4038-X / 978-1-4159-4038-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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April 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Five Skies: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Carlson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Five Skies: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Carlson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Five Skies
Author(s): Ron Carlson
Publisher: Penguin Books
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