The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart audiobook

The Wake of Forgiveness

By Bruce Machart
Read by Henry Strozier

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10.33 Hours 1
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This accomplished debut novel from Bruce Machart has drawn critical raves. In 1895 Texas, Karel Skala enters the world while his mother dies in childbirth. Fifteen years later, guilt-stricken Karel puts his family's fortunes on the line in a horse race against a powerful Spanish patriarch. "Machart's moving story unfolds lyrically and sensually, with little fanfare, as his thoughtful prose propels a character-driven story about family, morality, and redemption."-Publishers Weekly

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Selected for the October 2010 Indie Next List

Recipient of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

This accomplished debut novel from Bruce Machart has drawn critical raves. In 1895 Texas, Karel Skala enters the world while his mother dies in childbirth. Fifteen years later, guilt-stricken Karel puts his family's fortunes on the line in a horse race against a powerful Spanish patriarch. "Machart's moving story unfolds lyrically and sensually, with little fanfare, as his thoughtful prose propels a character-driven story about family, morality, and redemption."-Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Wake of Forgiveness, which hails from the Robert Olmstead school of western, is a dark tale about fathers and sons, missing mothers, and the poison that lies at the heart of the question, Who’s to blame?” Washington Post
“Machart’s prose is so evocative that you can smell the men’s cheap tobacco and corn mash, feel the bare, hard-packed earth from which they coax crops. Their dialogue, rural south Texas vernacular, is spare, gnarled, and often funny. In addition to the violence, betrayals, and cruelty of an old-fashioned western, The Wake of Forgiveness also finds redemption.” Wall Street Journal
“The big state of Texas is home to many good writers, and the arrival of Bruce Machart’s debut novel shows there’s always room for one more.” Dallas Morning News
“Machart writes fine idiomatic dialogue and unwinds textured details of farm life, horse racing, and the vagaries of the weather.” Houston Chronicle
“Such evocative prose helps make Machart’s novel a standout this year, in any genre.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“This is pure literature; an emphasis on language over plot; risky, complex, and often unlikable characters and that echo, that ripple that flows forward into the future and backward into myth.” Los Angeles Times
“Bruce Machart has penned a dazzling, gratifying tale of retribution, redemption, and morality.” San Antonio Express-News
“In his luminous and wrenching tale of four motherless brothers, Machart skillfully evokes the rural Texas landscape.” Entertainment Weekly
“A mesmerizing, mythic saga.” New York Times
“Machart’s moving story unfolds lyrically and sensually, with little fanfare, as his thoughtful prose propels a character-driven story about family, morality, and redemption.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Bruce Machart

Author Bio: Bruce Machart

Bruce Machart’s fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One-Story, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, he currently lives and teaches in Houston.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English