Ruthie Fear

Ruthie Fear

In Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, young Ruthie Fear sees an apparition: a strange, headless creature near a canyon creek. Raised in a trailer by her stubborn, bowhunting father, Ruthie develops a powerful connection with the natural world but struggles to find her place in a society shaped by men. As she comes of age, her small community fractures in the face of class tension and encroaching natural disaster, and the creature she saw long ago reappears.

An entirely new kind of Western and the first novel from one of this generation’s most wildly imaginative writers, Ruthie Fear captures the destruction and rebirth of the modern American West with warmth, urgency, and grandeur. Maxim Loskutoff presents this place as balanced on a knife’s edge, at war with itself but still unbearably beautiful and full of love.

Title:Ruthie Fear
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393635560
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    Ruthie Fear Reviews

  • Adam Dalva

    Gripping, weird, smart - bravo!...

  • Julia Phillips

    This was so fucking weird and good I can't stop thinking about it...

  • ? Sandi ?

    2.5 stars Thank you to BookBrowse, NetGalley and W.W. Norton Company for allowing me to read this book. Expected publication: September 1st 2020For me this book was very unusual. There were some beaut...

  • Beverly

    Smart, Original and Completely AbsorbingA richly observed tale spiked with survival and violence, rough justice, and love.The reader meets Ruthie Fear when she is six years old and follow her up until...

  • Laura Hill

    Thank you to W.W. Norton & Company and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. The book will be published on Sept. 1st, 2020.Writing: 5/5 Plot: 4/5 Chara...

  • Reid

    Advance reader copy. I appreciate the opportunity to review this book in advance of publication.For three quarters of this book (except for one quibble I will mention below), I was enthralled by this ...

  • Eli Poteet

    i enjoyed the specific detailed location of this novel and the real life texture of the characters but i almost got lost towards the end. i feel the story lost its drive after so many short choppy cha...

  • Noel Brady

    Oh man, I am wildly torn about this book. The prose is captivating - line upon line left me with a quiet awe. The characterization is excellent and deeply nuanced. Everyone who enters even for a momen...

  • Andreajanel

    A huge thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. This book had everything. Creepy vibes. Social commentary. A fierce heroine wi...

  • Sarah Moran

    4.5–Ruthie Fear is very well-written and pulled me in from the first page. There’s a subtle undercurrent of darkness and evil throughout, but nothing quite prepares you for the ending. The book ta...