Sunday, March 24, 2013

An American Classic

I discovered Ivan Doig's Dancing at the Rascal Fair at a local independent book store in Echo Park.
I've been drawn to early American literature for some time. I think the seed was planted during my trips to Montana over the past several years. The first of which was a 2006 road trip through 7 states (plus a short hop up into Canada) geared around being at my Grandma and Uncle Jim's in Troy, MT for the 4th of July.

That's some beauteeful country, that is. My pioneer spirit was awakened and my longing has been fulfilled by immersion into these books.

Dancing at the Rascal Fair is the middle book in Ivan Doig's Montana Trilogy. I will be searching for the other two as well as the rest of his literary collection.