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The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan
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Kim Zupan

This debut novel takes place in rural Montana in the 1980’s where the landscape is so well written it almost becomes a character in this modern day story about the American west.

A seventy seven year old serial killer awaiting trial sits in his dark cell talking through the bars of a county jail cell with a young detective assigned to graveyard duty. The deputy is quite troubled by a marriage that is breaking apart, his eccentric conversations with the prisoner and the fact that he cannot sleep or think clearly after being up all night. These two diverse men develop a bizarre and unlikely friendship plowing the grim topics of grief and numbness.
An act of violence bonds their friendship as well as their shared secrets and exploration of the human soul.

A very interesting look at the harsh realities of the modern day and the impact on two such different men when given the time and space to unearth their inner most beings.

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Started Reading
November 1, 2014 – Finished Reading
November 22, 2014 – Shelved
November 22, 2014 – Shelved as: adult-fiction

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