9780312426774

The Moments Lost A Midwest Pilgrim's Progress

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312426774

  • ISBN10:

    0312426771

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Picador
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Summary

In Bruce Olds's rollicking, epic coming-of-age story, young Franklin Shivs moves from the Wisconsin farm where he was born to turn-of-the-century Chicago. What begins for him there is an education in violence, sex, politics, and philosophy, and before long he is a young journalist caught at the center of a labor war that shaped modern America.

Author Biography

BRUCE OLDS is the author of two novels: Bucking the Tiger, an ALA Notable Book adapted for the stage as The Confessions of Doc Holliday; and Raising Holy Hell, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nominee that was also named Novel of the Year by the Notable Books Council of the American Library Association and winner of the QPB New Voices Award for Fiction. His nonfiction work has appeared in Granta and American Heritage, among other publications, and has been anthologized by the Modern Library and MIT Press. He lives in Chicago.

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"Shines a bright, brave light . . . on one of the darkest chapters in our nation's labor history."--Chicago Tribune

 

"Olds has achieved something extraordinary. . . .  A masterly narrative that equals the best of John Dos Passos's U.S.A. trilogy."--The Capital Times (Madison)

 

"At its best, acrobatically beautiful and remarkably penetrating . . . Exquisite, violent detail."--Publishers Weekly

 

"Olds writes like a lunatic thesaurus come to life."--Booklist

 

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