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An award-winning and beloved novelist of the American West spins the further adventures of a favorite character, in one of his richest historical settings yet. "If America was a melting pot, Butte would be its boiling point," observes Morrie Morgan, the itinerant teacher, walking encyclopedia, and inveterate charmer last seen leaving a one-room schoolhouse in Marias Coulee, the stage he stole in Ivan Doig's 2006 The Whistling Season . A decade later, Morrie is back in Montana, as the beguiling narrator of Work Song . Lured like so many others by "the richest hill on earth," Morrie steps off the train in Butte, copper-mining capital of the world, in its jittery heyday of 1919. But while riches elude Morrie, once again a colorful cast of local characters-and their dramas-seek him out: a look-alike, sound-alike pair of retired Welsh miners; a streak-of-lightning waif so skinny that he is dubbed Russian Famine; a pair of mining company goons; a comely landlady propitiously named Grace; and an eccentric boss at the public library, his whispered nickname a source of inexplicable terror. When Morrie crosses paths with a lively former student, now engaged to a fiery young union leader, he is caught up in the mounting clash between the iron-fisted mining company, radical "outside agitators," and the beleaguered miners. And as tensions above ground and below reach the explosion point, Morrie finds a unique way to give a voice to those who truly need one. Watch a Video
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Grouping Title work song
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Last Grouping Update 2019-07-22 22:43:15PM
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display_description In 1919, itinerant schoolteacher Morrie Morgan journeys to Butte in the hopes of making his fortune in copper mining but finds instead a rich assortment of local characters before an encounter with a former student leads to a violent union uprising.
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subject_facet Butte (Mont.) -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Mine rescue work -- Fiction, Miners -- Fiction, Montana -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Single men -- Fiction
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title_full Work Song, Work song / Ivan Doig, Work song [electronic resource] / Ivan Doig, Work song [text (large print)] / Ivan Doig
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Large type books, Mine rescue work, Miners, Single men