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The Weight of an Infinite Sky

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The critically acclaimed author of The Home Place explores the heart and mystery of Big Sky Country in this evocative and atmospheric novel of family, home, love, and responsibility inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

The only son of a cattle rancher, Anthony Fry chafed against the expectation that he would take over the business that had belonged to his family for generations. While his ancestors planted deep roots in the unforgiving Montana soil, Anthony wanted nothing more than to leave Billings for the excitement, sophistication, and culture of city life. After college he fled to New York, hoping to turn his lifelong love of the theater into a career.

But New York wasn't the dream Anthony thought it would be. Now, with the unexpected death of his father, Anthony suddenly finds himself back in the place he swore he'd left behind. While the years have transformed the artistic dreamer, they've also changed Billings. His uncle Neal, always the black sheep of the Fry family, has become alarmingly close with Anthony's mother, and a predatory mining company covets the Fry land.

Anthony has always wanted out of Montana, away from his father's suffocating expectations. Yet now that he may be freed from the burden of family legacy, he's forced to ask himself what he truly finds important...answers that will ultimately decide his fate.

In this unforgettable novel, Carrie La Seur once again captures the breathtaking beauty of the West and its people as she explores the power of family and the meaning of legacy - the burdens we inherit and those we place upon ourselves.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Carrie La Seur’s début is a gripping story of family, love and murder. Set against an indelibly drawn Montana landscape, The Home Place explores the intangible ways we are both defined by and in opposition to the people and places we call home." - Tara Conklin

"Carrie La Seur...dazzles with a dramatic story of a land threatened, a prodigal son returned, and a community divided. A modern Western draped over the bones of a Shakespearean tragedy, La Seur weaves an intimate and achingly beautiful tale of broken promises, legacy, belonging, and the shape of home." - Valerie Geary

"Few writers can capture the poetry of the West like Carrie La Seur and with a nod to Shakespeare she probes the west using its most mercurial element--the interior topography of its people. The Weight of an Infinite Sky is bound to be an instant western classic." - Craig Johnson

"Powerfully evocative and page-turning." - Rosamund Lupton


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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Weight of an Infinite Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Carrie La Seur
ISBN: 0-06-232347-4 / 978-0-06-232347-7 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Weight of an Infinite Sky: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-232348-2 / 978-0-06-232348-4 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Weight of An Infinite Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Carrie La Seur
ISBN: 1-5384-8022-0 / 978-1-5384-8022-9 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Weight of an Infinite Sky: Library Edition
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Title: The Weight of An Infinite Sky: A Novel
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Title: The Weight of an Infinite Sky: A Novel
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