Dancing at the Rascal Fair

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 11, 1996 - Fiction - 405 pages
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The central volume in Ivan Doig's acclaimed Montana trilogy, Dancing at the Rascal Fair is an authentic saga of the American experience at the turn of this century and a passionate, portrayal of the immigrants who dared to try new lives in the imposing Rocky Mountains.
Ivan Doig's supple tale of landseekers unfolds into a fateful contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill, walled apart by their obligations as they and their stormy kith and kin vie to tame the brutal, beautiful Two Medicine country.

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User Review  - SonjaYoerg - LibraryThing

This story is like a great river: long and wide and deep. The prose flows beautifully and carries every thought and action with graceful power; you can't help but be swept along. Ready to ditch the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

An historical fiction which takes place for the most part in Gros Ventre, Montana, this saga follows the fortunes of two young men fresh to America from Scotland in the 1800's. It details the joys and ... Read full review

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Ivan Doig grew up in northern Montana along the Rocky Mountain Front, where Dancing at the Rascal Fair takes place. He has worked as a ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor and writer. His 1978 book, This House of Sky, was nominated for the National Book Award in contemporary thought. Dancing at the Rascal Fair is the second novel of a trilogy about his fictional McCaskill family and their Two Medicine country. English Creek (1984) was the first. Mr. Doig lives in Seattle.

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