Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education. Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of care, and in the same town young friends Dena and DJ find solace away from their own troubled homes. As these stories unfold and entwine, tragedy strikes the McPheron household and life is thrown irrevocably off course.
Heart-breaking yet hopeful, Kent Haruf's Eventide is an unflinching depiction of the hardships of small-town life, lit up by astonishing moments of redemption.
Kent Haruf has died at the age of 71. Kent Haruf was the author of the Plainsong trilogy, set in the fictional town of Holt in Colorado.
The fictional county of Holt, where Kent Haruf’s novels Plainsong, Eventide and Benediction are set, is in Eastern Colorado. Journalist Max Liu went to explore the country with the author.
Why Kent Haruf's books should absolutely be on your bedside reading pile.
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