Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mark Spragg: Bone Fire

Mark Spragg's novel, AN UNFINISHED LIFE, became a feature film starring Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and Morgan Freeman. Now he's brought characters from that book, as well as a few from his novel, THE FRUIT OF STONE, into a new book titled, BONE FIRE. (But reading Spragg's other novels is not a prerequisite to reading BONE FIRE, which stands quite well on its own.)

Ishawooa, Wyoming, is again the setting for the story. Einar Gilkyson, now in his eighties, is miffed at his granddaughter, Griff, for quitting college to come home to take care of him. In one scene, he spends most of a day climbing a hill and digging a hole where he then burns his marriage certificate and other papers and mementos, things that prove he was alive. Most people try to preserve a legacy, but Einar seems determined to rid the earth of evidence of his existence.

Find out why and hear Spragg talk about writing and his new novel on The Write Question Thursday evening, May 20, at 6:30 (Yellowstone Public Radio) or 7:30 (Montana Public Radio). Or listen online.

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