Take Me Home: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 5, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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“Take Me Home is a riveting novel of two heroic people attempting to transcend the prejudices of their time and place. . . . Skillful artistry and empathy.” —Ron Rash, author of Serena and One Foot in Eden

“Leung’s writing is exquisite, deceptively plain, deeply felt and spiritually high, with dead-on depictions of the world as it is.” —San Francisco Chronicle

From Brian Leung, author of Lost Men and World Famous Love Acts (winner of both the Asian American Literary Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) comes a story of forbidden friendship in an Old West mining town. Set amidst the racial tensions surrounding the Rock Springs Massacre, Take Me Home makes the desperate coal mine culture of Wyoming come alive. Readers of Annie Dillard and Annie Proulx will thrill for the latest book by this exciting voice in American literature.

 

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TAKE ME HOME

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The "home" of the title is the minuscule (and aptly named) settlement of Dire, Wyo., where Addie Maine revisits a locus of love and loss 40 years after the tragic events that had transpired there.In ... Read full review

Take Me Home

User Review  - Maureen Neville - Book Verdict

An award-winning short story writer (World Famous Love Acts) and novelist (Lost Men), Leung here gives us a fascinating depiction of life, love, and racial strife in the mining camps of the 19th ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
v
Section 2
11
Section 3
23
Section 4
43
Section 5
48
Section 6
51
Section 7
63
Section 8
78
Section 23
163
Section 24
167
Section 25
173
Section 26
181
Section 27
182
Section 28
191
Section 29
201
Section 30
206

Section 9
82
Section 10
83
Section 11
95
Section 12
96
Section 13
102
Section 14
109
Section 15
117
Section 16
119
Section 17
124
Section 18
144
Section 19
148
Section 20
149
Section 21
155
Section 22
161
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
233
Section 35
240
Section 36
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Section 37
258
Section 38
264
Section 39
269
Section 40
289
Section 41
291
Section 42
293
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About the author (2010)

Brian Leung is the author of the novel Lost Men. His short-story collection, World Famous Love Acts, won the Asian American Literary Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Born and raised in San Diego County, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Louisville.

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