The kept: a novel
Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century, superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with The Kept--a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje, Cormac McCarthy, and Bonnie Jo Campbell, in which a mother and her young son embark on a quest to avenge a terrible and violent tragedy that has shattered their secluded family.
In the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband, and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible.
A scorching portrait of a merciless world--of guilt and lost innocence, atonement and retribution, resilience and sacrifice, pregnant obsession and primal adolescence--The Kept introduces an old-beyond-his-years protagonist as indelible and heartbreaking as Mattie Ross of True Grit or Jimmy Blevins of All the Pretty Horses, as well as a shape-shifting mother as enigmatic and mysterious as a character drawn by Russell Banks or Marilynne Robinson.
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|Grouping Author||scott james|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-18 22:57:00PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-18 23:52:47PM|
|author||Scott, James, 1977 February 3-|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||After her husband and four of her children are brutally murdered in the winter of 1897, midwife Elspeth Howell, along with her surviving son, twelve-year-old Caleb, takes on the frozen wilderness to find the men responsible for shattering their family.|
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|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780062236661, 9780062236739, 9780062308726|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000425364|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Harper,||357 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:138230fd-423c-44fd-93e0-ba4acdf529b3|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2014|, overdrive:19cdd224-0f91-473b-aa22-95458e8d2ccf|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Revenge -- Fiction|
|title_display||The kept : a novel|
|title_full||The Kept, The Kept A Novel, The kept : a novel / James Scott|
|title_short||The kept :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Revenge, Western|