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The heart in winter : a novel / Kevin Barry.

Barry, Kevin, 1969- (author.).

"A love story about outlaws in a community of Irish workers in Montana"-- Provided by publisher.
October 1891. A hard winter approaches across the Rocky Mountains. The city of Butte, Montana 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 ballad-maker 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. A thunderbolt love affair takes spark between Tom and Polly and they strike out west on a stolen horse, moving through the badlands of Montana and Idaho, and briefly an idyll of wild romance perfects itself. But a posse of deranged Cornish gunmen are soon in hot pursuit and closing in fast. With everything to lose and the safety and anonymity of San Francisco still a distant speck on their horizon, the choices they make will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385550598
  • ISBN: 0385550596
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd., London, in 2024."
Subject: Irish > Montana > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Outlaws > Fiction.
Adultery > Fiction.
Butte (Mont.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Western fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC BARRY, KEVIN (Text) 36446002114034 New Adult Available -

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