East of Denver: A Novel

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Penguin, Jul 5, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Winner of the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction - a poignant, darkly comic debut novel about a father and son finding their way together as their livelihood inexorably disappears

When Stacey “Shakespeare” Williams returns to the family farm in eastern Colorado to bury his dead cat, he finds his widowed father, Emmett, living in squalor. There’s no money, the land is fallow, and a local banker has cheated the senile Emmett out of the majority of the farm equipment and his beloved Cessna.

Unemployed and without prospects, Shakespeare settles in as caretaker to both his dad and the farm while simultaneously getting drawn into an unlikely clique of former classmates. Threatened with the farm’s foreclosure, Shakespeare, Emmett, and his misfit friends hatch a half-serious plot to rob the very bank that stole their future.



 
 

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Many people will find this book relate to them in some way. Who hasn't lived with or known someone with dementia or alzheimer's and seen all sides of this insidious illness? The protagonist and ... Read full review

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Gregory Hill won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2011. Disclaimer: I grew up near the area where the story takes place. Due to that fact, I was especially interested in reading this novel. I'd ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
PART 0
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
Acknowledgments About the Author
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Gregory Hill lives in Denver, where he works at the University of Denver library and plays in the Babysitters, a rock-and-roll power trio that includes his wife on drums.

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