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Backlands

Michael McGarrity

Michael McGarrity returns with the second installment of his sweeping, richly authentic New York Times bestselling American West trilogy set in the raw, untrammeled New Mexico backlands during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II. Hard Country , the first novel in the Kerney family trilogy and the debut prequel to his national bestselling Kevin Kerney crime novels, was critically acclaimed for its authentic, gritty realism; its sprawling, engrossing story; and its compelling, engaging characters. An instant hit on several national bestseller lists, Hard Country continues to attract an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, booksellers, and readers. Backlands advances the story of Patrick Kerney; his ex-wife, Emma; and their young son, Matthew, shortly after the tragic battlefield death of their eldest son, CJ, at the end of World War I. Scarred by the loss of an older brother he idolized, estranged from a father he barely knows, and deeply troubled by the failing health of a mother he adores, eight-year-old Matthew is suddenly and irrevocably forced to set aside his childhood and take on responsibilities far beyond his years. When the world spirals into the Great Depression and drought settles like a plague over the nation, Matt must abandon his own dreams to salvage the Kerney ranch. Plunged into a deep trough of dark family secrets, hidden crimes, broken promises, and lies, Matt must struggle to survive on the unforgiving, sun-blasted, drought-stricken Tularosa Basin. An expansive, epic tale like Philipp Meyer' s The Son , and in the wonderful storyteller vein of Larry McMurtry' s Lonesome Dove , McGarrity' s Backlands showcases his keen eye for historical detail, awe-inspiring scenery, and the bitter harshness of life on the last vestiges of the twentieth-century frontier West.

Michael McGarrity returns with the second installment of his sweeping, richly authentic New York Times bestselling American West trilogy set in the raw, untrammeled New Mexico backlands during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II. Hard Country , the first novel in the Kerney family trilogy and the debut prequel to his national bestselling Kevin Kerney crime novels, was critically acclaimed for its authentic, gritty realism; its sprawling, engrossing story; and its compelling, engaging characters. An instant hit on several national bestseller lists, Hard Country continues to attract an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, booksellers, and readers. Backlands advances the story of Patrick Kerney; his ex-wife, Emma; and their young son, Matthew, shortly after the tragic battlefield death of their eldest son, CJ, at the end of World War I. Scarred by the loss of an older brother he idolized, estranged from a father he barely knows, and deeply troubled by the failing health of a mother he adores, eight-year-old Matthew is suddenly and irrevocably forced to set aside his childhood and take on responsibilities far beyond his years. When the world spirals into the Great Depression and drought settles like a plague over the nation, Matt must abandon his own dreams to salvage the Kerney ranch. Plunged into a deep trough of dark family secrets, hidden crimes, broken promises, and lies, Matt must struggle to survive on the unforgiving, sun-blasted, drought-stricken Tularosa Basin. An expansive, epic tale like Philipp Meyer' s The Son , and in the wonderful storyteller vein of Larry McMurtry' s Lonesome Dove , McGarrity' s Backlands showcases his keen eye for historical detail, awe-inspiring scenery, and the bitter harshness of life on the last vestiges of the twentieth-century frontier West.
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Genres:

Western

Description:

Michael McGarrity returns with the second installment of his sweeping, richly authentic New York Times bestselling American West trilogy set in the raw, untrammeled New Mexico backlands during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II. Hard Country , the first novel in the Kerney family trilogy and the debut prequel to his national bestselling Kevin Kerney crime novels, was critically acclaimed for its authentic, gritty realism; its sprawling, engrossing story; and its compelling, engaging characters. An instant hit on several national bestseller lists, Hard Country continues to attract an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, booksellers, and readers. Backlands advances the story of Patrick Kerney; his ex-wife, Emma; and their young son, Matthew, shortly after the tragic battlefield death of their eldest son, CJ, at the end of World War I. Scarred by the loss of an older brother he idolized, estranged from a father he barely knows, and deeply troubled by the failing health of a mother he adores, eight-year-old Matthew is suddenly and irrevocably forced to set aside his childhood and take on responsibilities far beyond his years. When the world spirals into the Great Depression and drought settles like a plague over the nation, Matt must abandon his own dreams to salvage the Kerney ranch. Plunged into a deep trough of dark family secrets, hidden crimes, broken promises, and lies, Matt must struggle to survive on the unforgiving, sun-blasted, drought-stricken Tularosa Basin. An expansive, epic tale like Philipp Meyer' s The Son , and in the wonderful storyteller vein of Larry McMurtry' s Lonesome Dove , McGarrity' s Backlands showcases his keen eye for historical detail, awe-inspiring scenery, and the bitter harshness of life on the last vestiges of the twentieth-century frontier West.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

14h 18m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:05


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

40:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

26:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:11


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:45


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:09


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

30:35


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:11


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

21:18


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:44


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

34:45


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

40:43


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

30:29


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:27


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:30


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

23:28


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:19


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

12:46


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

21:24


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:38


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

25:29


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:35


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

09:14


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:06


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

21:13


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

11:34


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

14:38


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

19:27


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

15:39


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

18:40


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

11:52


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

18:21


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

13:30


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

11:35


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

21:25


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

25:16


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

18:25


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

20:41


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

22:30


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

24:50


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

27:02


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

14:10


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

01:31