LET HIM GO

By Larry Watson
Milkweed EditionsAugust 2014
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Trade Paperback280 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9781571311030
Subject: Family / Regional / Intrigue

Dalton, North Dakota. September, 1951. It has been years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son James when he was thrown from a horse, and months since his widow left with their only grandson and married another man. Margaret is resolved to find and retrieve her beloved grandson Jimmy—the last of the family line, and a living embodiment of her son’s memory—while George, a retired sheriff, is none too eager to stir up trouble. Unable to sway his wife from her mission, George takes to the road with Margaret by his side, traveling through the Badlands to Gladstone, Montana. But when Margaret tries to bring little Jimmy home to North Dakota, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight.

From the author who brought us Montana 1948, Let Him Go is pitch-perfect—gutsy and unwavering. Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West.

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