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Kim Zupan

Autor(a) de The Ploughmen: A Novel

3+ Works 250 Membros 30 Reviews

About the Author

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Obras de Kim Zupan

The Ploughmen: A Novel (2014) 241 cópias, 30 resenhas
Les Arpenteurs (2015) 8 cópias
Trop loin de Dieu (2023) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best of Montana's Short Fiction (2004) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
male
Local de nascimento
Montana, USA
Locais de residência
Missoula
Educação
University of Montana (MFA)
Ocupação
Teacher (Carpentry)

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Resenhas

Outstanding book by a first time author. The writing reminds me of early James Lee Burke or Cormac McCarthy. The story takes place in modern day Montana between a serial killer in jail awaiting trial and a struggling young deputy.
Won't say more about the book, just read it.
 
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zmagic69 | outras 29 resenhas | Mar 31, 2023 |
I did not expect to like this due to the subject matter, I am so glad I took a chance on this book.
 
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larocco | outras 29 resenhas | Dec 16, 2022 |
A very slow start to a book that I ended up really liking. At its core, this is a book about two lonely men: John Gload, a lifelong criminal who has killed many with impunity, and Val Millimaki, a local deputy, saddled with both a tragedy when he was a boy and a failing marriage. Gload has avoid justice by removing fingers and teeth so identification of victims is impossible, but something unique about a victim's body results in his arrest. The two seem to be kindred spirits, raised on a farm, but pushed off in vastly different directions. Val works the midnight shift, slowly bonding with Gload, when he is not off searching for people with his retriever. His sleeplessness reminded me a little of Al Pacino in Insomnia. Zupan's vocabulary is extraordinary, and I am glad I read this on a Kindle so I could look up the many words I didn't know.… (mais)
 
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skipstern | outras 29 resenhas | Jul 11, 2021 |

A young deputy's and an old killer's story run in parallel in this Montana set modern western. The deputy, Valentine Millimaki, is committed to his job and searching for missing people in the wilderness. He and his German Shepard have been on a rather depressing streak with most of the searches ending up in recovery rather than rescue. His relationship with his wife is also in a downward spiral. He is befriended by a recently arrested multiple killer, John Gload and is tasked with escorting him to trial and night shifts at the jail babysitting the prisoners. The two spend many nights talking through the prison bars and both struggle with insomnia. The two are polar opposites -- good and very evil, yet they form an awkward relationship. Chapters drift back and forth from the past to the present, and more detail is presented on each character. What would seem to be a very dark novel in a harsh climate is redeemed by the author's language. Zupan uses his words to bring light on an otherwise dark story. Even Gload, who would be dismissed as unworthy of any consideration as a human being may not be likable, but he becomes understandable. An excellent book where noir meets literature.… (mais)
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evil_cyclist | outras 29 resenhas | Mar 16, 2020 |

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Obras
3
Also by
1
Membros
250
Popularidade
#91,401
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
30
ISBNs
19
Idiomas
2

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