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Five Skies

Ron Carlson

Beloved story writer Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, Five Skies is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. Here he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life.As they endeavor upon this simple, grand project, the three reveal themselves in cautiously resonant, profound ways. And in a voice of striking intimacy and grace, Carlson's novel reveals itself as a story of biblical, almost spiritual force. A bellwether return from one of our greatest craftsmen, Five Skies is sure to be one of the most praised and cherished novels of the year.

Beloved story writer Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, Five Skies is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. Here he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life.As they endeavor upon this simple, grand project, the three reveal themselves in cautiously resonant, profound ways. And in a voice of striking intimacy and grace, Carlson's novel reveals itself as a story of biblical, almost spiritual force. A bellwether return from one of our greatest craftsmen, Five Skies is sure to be one of the most praised and cherished novels of the year.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Beloved story writer Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, Five Skies is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. Here he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life.As they endeavor upon this simple, grand project, the three reveal themselves in cautiously resonant, profound ways. And in a voice of striking intimacy and grace, Carlson's novel reveals itself as a story of biblical, almost spiritual force. A bellwether return from one of our greatest craftsmen, Five Skies is sure to be one of the most praised and cherished novels of the year.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:40