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PAGES: 352

TRIM SIZE: 5.5 X 8.25

ISBN: 978-1-61620-475-4

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PAGES: 304

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ISBN: 978-1-61620-375-7

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PAGES: 352

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The High Divide is a vivid reminder of why we read, and why we want to.”*

In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes up one morning to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie, with only a brief note and no explanation for why he left or where he’s heading. It doesn’t take long for Gretta’s young sons, Eli and Danny, to set off after him, leaving Gretta no choice but to search out the boys and their father and bring them all home.

Enger’s breathtaking portrait of the vast plains landscape is matched by the rich expanse of the story’s emotional terrain, in which pivotal historical events coincide with the intimate story of a family’s sacrifice and devotion.

Praise

“[A] compelling story of a house divided, of a man’s haunting pursuit of forgiveness, and a family’s search for the husband they thought they knew--but never really did . . . The High Divide is a vivid reminder of why we read, and why we want to.” —True West Magazine

“A captivating story . . . The adventure unfolds in prose at turns rollicking and sanguine; Enger is a master of pacing, and once you start turning the pages, there’s no setting the book down.” —Denver Post

“Patiently told and moving . . . [Enger’s] writing style is precise, restrained, and enlivened by his protagonists . . . Although some would call The High Divide a historical novel, it’s really a fine literary work that steps back in time a bit.  It offers an engaging and affecting story with very real characters.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Masterfully told . . . Enger’s writing is stark and coldly beautiful, befitting his subject matter and allowing the story itself to take pride of place. Enger has captured something uniquely American here, in the loneliness and simultaneous grandeur of the scenery, the restlessness in the hearts of his characters, and the need for redemption that is the key to Ulysses’s mysterious quest.” —The Daily Beast

Meet the author

Lin Enger is the author of The High Divide and Undiscovered Country (2008). An Iowa Workshop graduate, he is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a Jerome travel grant, and a Lake Region Arts Fellowship. His short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Ascent, Great River Review, Wolf Head Quarterly, and other journals. His great-grandfather homesteaded in North Dakota in 1883, and he and his siblings still own the original quarter of land he settled on when arriving from Norway.