The Heart in Winter


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Butte, Montana, October 1891, and a hard winter approaches across the
Rocky Mountains. The city is rich on copper mines and rampant with vice and
debauchery among a hard-living crowd of immigrant Irish workers. Here we
find Tom Rourke, a young poet and balladmaker of the town, but also a doper,
a drinker, and a fearsome degenerate. Just as he feels his life is heading
nowhere fast, Polly Gillespie arrives in town as the new bride of the extremely
devout mine captain Long Anthony Harrington. Athunderbolt love affair takes
spark between Tom and Polly and they strike out west on a stolen horse,
moving through the bad-lands of Montana and Idaho, and briefly an idyll of wild
romance perfects itself. But a posse of deranged Cornish gunsmen are soon
in hot pursuit of the lovers, and closing in fast…

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Barry, Kevin

ISBN: 9781805302117