"The humor, conscience and iconoclastic spirit of Mark Twain live on in Jim Harrison. . . . The Road Home is Harrison at the peak of his powers . . . an epic narrative that expands in richness of human association as it follows each character's strife-filled story, reinforcing and validating an ultimately harmonious vision of life.” Steve Dykes, Boston Sunday Herald
The Road Home
978-1-55584-793-7 • $14.00 • eBook • May 2007
Jim Harrison is one of this country’s most acclaimed writers, and in The Road Home he delivers a majestic and generous story that is no less than a true American epic.
The Road Home continues the story of his captivating heroine Dalva and her peculiar and remarkable family. It encompasses the voices of Dalva’s grandfather John Northridge, the austere, hard-living half-Sioux patriarch; Naomi, the widow of his favorite son and namesake; Paul, the first Northridge son, who lived in the shadow of his brother; and Nelse, the son taken from Dalva at birth, who now has returned to find her. It is haunted by the hovering spirits of the father and the lover Dalva lost to this country’s wars. It is a family history drenched in suffering and joy, imbued with fierce independence and love, rooted in the Nebraska soil, and intertwined with the destiny of whites and native Americans in the American West.
Epic in scope, stretching from the close of the nineteenth century to the present day, The Road Home is a stunning and trenchant novel, written with the humor, humanity, and inimitable evocation of the American spirit that have delighted Jim Harrison’s legion of fans.