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Mountain Time

Mountain Time

(1999)
A novel by

 
In his latest novel, Ivan Doig writes of a generation, shaped by the sixties, that has reached its time of reckoning, and of a man who must uncover the secrets of his father's past before he can live and love in the present.

One of the greatest writers of the American West, Doig exquisitely renders the natural beauty of its landscapes as he contrasts human time with the immense clock of the earth, measuring the briefer existences that are our human fate against the patient witness of the mountains. Set in Seattle, San Francisco, Montana, and Alaska, Mountain Time is the story of three intense relationships: between father and son, between sisters, and between lovers. At once complex and subtle, these oldest quandaries of kinship and love are all dramatically in need of resolution.

Mitch Rozier, who has spent half his fifty years writing an environmental column for an alternative west coast paper, finds himself back under his father's roof, caught up in the ordeal of obligation -- you can't not go home again when someone is sitting there dying. The sisters Lexa and Mariah McCaskill wrestle with a past that has driven them away from domesticity and as far from their roots as they can get. Lexa has long been ready to settle down with Mitch; Mariah, a photographer who uses her camera to shield herself from the world, lands more reluctantly. And the figure from the generation that produced them, Mitch's father Lyle, both beguiles and exasperates as he attempts to rewrite events in his life before he leaves it.

Doig is masterful at illuminating both human and geographical vulnerability, constantly shifting our focus between the land -- breathtaking, essential and in need of protection -- and the people bonded to it.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Mountain Time (Thorndike Americana)
Author(s): Ivan Doig
ISBN: 0-7862-2216-6 / 978-0-7862-2216-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Mountain Time: A Novel
Author(s): Ivan Doig
ISBN: 0-684-83295-X / 978-0-684-83295-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Mountain Time : A Novel
Author(s): Ivan Doig
ISBN: 0-684-86569-6 / 978-0-684-86569-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mountain Time
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Mountain Time
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 1999 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mountain Time: A Novel
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon   

August 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Mountain Time
Author(s): Ivan Doig
ISBN: 0-7871-2016-2 / 978-0-7871-2016-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Mountain Time: A Novel
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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