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Out Following the story of Benjamin and his amily is the core here although a portion of almost every chapter is given over to the third thread Rachel Snow Pete s daughter who has troubles of her own Pete is the central element interlacing with the threadsPete Snow is basically a decent guy bloody ar American Fuji from perfect but his heart is in the right place He really cares about the people he is charged with helping and tries his damndest toigure out what the best thing is to do or each That it does not always work out and that he is better at helping others than he is himself are oregone conclusionsThe AuthorSmith Henderson offers us a look at a place in America rural and sometimes not so rural Montana but also a time It is no coincidence that the story is set in 1980 when the promotion of Morning in America also encouraged the release of a lot of pent up insanity Benjamin s The Two-Dollar Dirt Shirt father is a seriously scary survivalist His paranoia may at times have a basis in reality but his worldview is straight out of the Lunatic Fringe Encyclopedia There have always beenolks with Jonathan Pearl s particular lavor of madness but it looks like Henderson is signaling what lies ahead a world in which entities like right wing talk radio Fox News and any organization associated with the Koch brothers oment ear 247 and offer a media route in which to legitimize lunacy Ben s ather actually believes when he sees jet contrails that the gub mint is spying on him There is plenty to that story but the political this is what is being unleashed element is uite significant although it is only implied The implications of reedom are given a look At what point does your ability to be ree living a life of paranoia infringe on the rights of those who have not chosen the same path Where is the line between legitimate desires Sketcher in the Rye for non interference and license to do whatever Where is the line between society s right to protect it s children and parents s rights to raise children as they seeitWe get a look at institutional limitations and extreme downsides even when those institutions are staffed by well meaning olks Of course not every one is so well meaning We also get a look at the hazards to kids of growing up working class rom screwed up homes Children have a lot to contend with here Ok now that I have made the whole thing sound like such a downer time to shine a bit of light in the darkness While Pete definitely has his issues he is beautifully drawn and is someone we can cheer on most of the time anyway There are some good people in Tenmile a Doctor Who Travels in Time Coloring Book family whoosters kids in need a caring judge a tonic to the extant horrors Learning about the survivalist world is Me Death: An Afterlife Adventure fascinating stuff even if these days we know about it than we should have to The writing is powerful and stunningly beautiful A sample of lovely descriptive He liked the Sunrise Cafeor its coffee and smoky ambience and the way his arms stuck to the cool plastic tablecloths in summer and how the windows steamed beaded and ran with tears when everyone got out of church and came in 'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal--And a Meal into a Sandwich for breakfast on a cold morning He liked how Tenmile smelt of burnt leavesor most of October He liked the bench in ront of the tobacco shop on the suare and how you could still send a child to buy you a pouch of Drum rom inside with no problem Secrets of Chakras from the proprietor He liked the bowling alley that was sometimes according to a private schedule kept only by them absolutely packed with kidsrom the local high school and the surrounding hills who got smashed on bottles of vodka or rotgut stashed under their seats and within their coats How much biology throbbed and churned here the mist coming off the swales on the east side of town and a moose or elk emerging as though through smoke or like the creature itself was smoking How the water looked and how it tasted right out of the tap hard and ideal like ice cold stones and melted snow How trout looked in that water brown and wavering and glinting all the colors there were and maybe some that didn t really exist on the color wheel a color say that was moss and brown spotted like peppercorns and a single terra cotta colored stone and a Hunting Daylight flash of sunlight all at once That color existed in the water here There are plenty examples to beound here One particular image of native Teachers Pets (Disney Princess) fauna coming into contact with civilization was particularly chilling Henderson may be new to novel writing but he has already had some success with otherorms I do not know if he had much success as a social worker a prison guard or a technical writer but he co wrote a Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors featureilm while at the University of Texas Dance With The One won a 2012 Pushcart Prize Compass of the Heart: A Novel Of Discovery for his story Number Stations and the 2011 PEN Writers Awardor Fiction I guess He Has Emerged Should has emerged It should known that you have probably seen some of Smith Henderson s work already without realizing You know that half time Superbowl ad or Chrysler with Clint Eastwood Halftime in America Henderson was one of the writers It ain t halftime this time Henderson with Fourth of July Creek goes long and scores a game winning TD There is satisfaction to be had in how Henderson resolves the conflicts he has presented And even when his outcomes are not happy ones they are believable We have been treated in recent years to a wealth of top notch irst novels Fourth of July Creek will it in nicely with the likes of The Orchardist The Enchanted and The Guilty One or example and it would sit very comfortably next to works by Willy Vlautin Smith Henderson s is a dazzling new literary voice and the release of this outstanding work is cause enough to light up the sky with barges Le grand Meaulnes - Texte abrégé (Jeunes Adultes) full of pyrotechnics Trade Paperback Publication date March 10 2015 This review was posted March 7 2014EXTRA STUFFHenderson s Web page FB and TwitterIn case you missed it above here is the Halftime in America ad62714 A gushing NY Times review by Janet Maslin7414 a lovely short short piecerom Ron Charles on the naming of the book and it s geographical placement I may cryI wanted this book Wolfie Paints the Town: A Little Wood Story from the minute I saw theirst blurb about it I ve drooled or it Then I start reading it I wasn t crazy about it What is wrong with me I love this type of book Gritty dark and the souls of the characters are laid bare Still didn t like itThe writing or meand this should not stop anyone The Swan Gondola from reading it was choppy and uneven Half the time I didn t know what was going on or which character was being discussedI think I m gonna troll my damn selfor being a hater Why Stupid Evil ueen Wannabe Pete Snow is a social worker Right Turns: From Liberal Activist to Conservative Champion in 35 Unconventional Lessons fighting a losing battle against the products of poverty drugs alcohol and ignorance His patch is Tenmile rural Montana a depressedlyblown backwater surrounded by miles of blacktop empty skies snow topped mountains and the savage beauty of untracked wilderness It s the late 1970s in the era of Reagan and CarterPete s got a lot on his plate an over Politically Incorrect full case load of brokenamilies including Jeremiah a paranoid survivalist and his young son living rough in the woods and Cecil a thirteen year old tear away with a small s ster and a hopelessly addicted mother It doesn t help that Pete is Beyond Varallan flirting with alcoholism and that his wife and child have upped sticks and leftor a new life in Texas To cope with all this Pete needs to be sensible clear headed and strong He s none of these in act you spend most of the book with your hands over your eyes peaking out between your ingers muttering no Pete don t do it He does his best though in his haphazard heartfelt way and he s a character it s hard not to likePete spends much of his time trying to make the best of a bad job and ailing There are times when it seems things can t get worse or him but you guess they probably will as his cases run against him and his love life disintegrates Add to this a trail of murder mayhem and manhunts and it all begins to look pretty explosive as social work clashes violently with law enforcementSmith Henderson doesn t shy away Dona Flor from any of the desperate human issues that go with poverty and addiction and he writes unflinchingly about homelessness prostitution and abuse Lives are stripped bare and the America described in these pages is asar away Rocker Babies Wear Jeans from the American Dream as another planetTough lyrical andreuently moving Fourth Of July Creek may be an uncomfortable read but I didn t want it to end He was rightened or her and what was about to happen to her and Sono with Visits from the Seventh felt theullest burden of the Remarkable Creatures fact that he was indeed a thing that had happened to her too and was happening to her yet and would beor a long time to come Pete Snow is a good man despite that act he is in the vortex of a tornado Those close to him are lung Heroes Adrift (Hero, far and wide battered and bruised by the briefest of contact His relationship to his larger than lifeather is nearly nonexistent When his Chuck and Danielle father dies he learns of it when people start offering him condolences His brother has recently whacked the crap out of his parole officer and is on the lam His wife sleeps with someone purposeful with the intent of watching Pete walk out the door His daughter is on. Valist itchingor a Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old final conflict that will signal the coming End TimesBut as Pete's ownamily spins out of control Benjamin's activities spark the Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs full blown interest of the FBI putting Pete at the center of a massive manhuntrom which no one will emerge unscath. T s all phenomenal and lasting i would have liked a little clarity in the scenes of rachel s interview though i was never sure if it was a real interview or some kind of ongoing series of diary entries there were too many times where the interviewer knew too many specific personal details Gray Bishop for it to be an actual interview but it was an important perspective to contribute to the other stories of children in dire situationsoverall aantastic debut with a broader and sensitive viewpoint than typical in grit lit write books pleasecome to my blog There are uite a Puckster's First Hockey Sweater few damn good books coming out in 2014 byairly unknown authors this is one of them This is rural uckedupness right up there with the Donald Ray Pollock and Daniel Woodrell It s 1980 Carter is about to be ousted rom the White House Reagan s on the rise and in a small town in Montana a long haired social worker is about to be in the center of a whole lot of disturbing shit Shitty Liar families drugs alcoholringe Christians with radical libertarian economic ideas criminals violence and despair It s all here and it s not the shiny era that the Hollywood smiles Ronnie was ushering in In a way this book is a lot like Suttree if Suttree had a job that was trying to help people out but still Suttree in that he does a Noir fairly piss poor job of helping himself out There might not be pumpkinucking going on here but Henderson adds some of his own incidents that will leave you going do people seriously do shit like this Honey bottles I read this Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are for this thing that I do where Ieel inclined to read Gaffer for sheer uantity over necessarily taking my time to enjoy a book but this one made me want to stop every now and then just so that I wouldn tinish it too uickly I don t want to say too much about this the way the story unfolds is uite good and it s not my place to give too much away But if you like that Circumstantial Evidence fucked up Appalachian kind of grit lit that s been coming out lately you ll want to get your hands on this So good and yet another example that literature isn t in any danger of decreasing in uality If youly in the rarefied air of literary awards you may have caught Smith Henderson s name a Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers few years ago when he won a Pushcart Prize and a PEN Emerging Writers Award A 41 year old advertising writer originallyrom Montana Henderson has published a ew stories in literary magazines that like exotic birds are known to exist but are rarely spottedThose days of obscurity are over His irst novel Fourth of July Creek is the best book I ve read so A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping far this year On a gamble that seems sure to pay off his publisher is releasing 100000 copies and he s working on a TV adaptation The product of than a decade s work this richly plotted novel is another sign if any were needed that newiction writers are still telling vibrant essential stories about the American experienceIn so many ways the story Henderson tells here describes an American experience most of us never have to see but should Far Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) from big cities or either coast his characters are the poor and working poor in sparsely populated towns thatew escape and no one ever moves to For these people who spend every cent they earn a layoff an illness even a car repair bill can collapse a whole amily and the ones most violently upended by those misfortunes are childrenPete Snow the protagonist of Fourth of July Creek knows such children well A social worker in Montana in the early 1980s he belongs to that class of municipal servants who show up as the police handcuff a raging ather or the medics zip Mom s needle marked body into a bag While the sheriff carries a gun Pete wields his clipboard Armed only with God Said, Ha!: A Memoir free diapers and soup cans he stares down proud angry parents who are contemptuous of big government but hungryor government aid Dazed by the infinite creativity of sexual abuse but blessed with the dexterity of hope he keeps struggling to make damaged amilies work One day he has to remind a young mother that her baby can t eed itself another day he s got to convince a On the Right Side of a Dream faithful man that sin didn t poison his wife And none of this oftenutile work takes place on anything like a predictable schedule The law may dawdle Rise and Shine: Encouragement to Start Your Day for months over what to do with an addict but her little girl needs a safe place to sleep tonightThe social worker is a temptingigure to beatify and God knows these low paid overburdened people deserve all the veneration we can give them But Henderson who once worked at a group home Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II for juveniles is tooine a writer to set a wooden saint at the center of his novel Instead he gives us a Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq flawed and wounded hero Pete may save others but he can t hold his ownamily together He s left his adulterous wife and bitter teenage daughter and now lives in a cabin without electricity he showers at the courthouse When his no good brother appeals Michelin Green Guide Normandy for help Pete tells him Will you just get back in your truck and go The endless labor of patching up desperate strangers provides a comforting way to ignore his own derelict life As he drunkenly admits one night to his wife I take kids awayrom people like us Like those other ad men turned novelists Peter Carey and Salman Rushdie Henderson knows how to create the sensation that we re being propelled through a story that s just as poignant as it is rightening Infused with psychological complexity and lush with the landscape of the Northwest the novel barrels along with the chaotic demands of Pete s job and amily rom crisis to crisis to uiet scenes of despair At unexpected moments the narration shifts briefly into the second person placing us right in Pete s life And that larger story is interrupted by snippets of dialogue between two unnamed igures talking about the harrowing plight of Pete s daughter It s a complex structure that could easily grow unwieldy but Henderson choreographs these parts so masterfully that the novel is never less than wholly engagingPete s most challenging case which becomes the story s ocus involves a scurvy 11 year old boy who wanders up to a school playground and speaks in the clipped cadence of a POW announcing at one point that he d renounced his citizenship Returning the boy to his home in the orest Pete meets the boy s dad a survivalist named Jeremiah Pearl And so begins a perilous relationship between these two troubled What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World fathers each trying to save his own childrom the evils of the worldPearl Tribulation ready Race War ready seems at I Got a New Friend first a spooky Gothic creature slipping silently through the woods spending coins with holes punched in the presidents heads But il In my very short review I wrote that the noveleels very American Yes it is what at least an outsider sees a part of the US Montana remoteness small towns guns a paranoid survivalist separated The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War from the world ultra religious craziness police violenceailure of social work system etcI have no idea how this novel got on my TBR some time ago and even less how I bought it 4 years ago What I know is that it was time to read it or dump it After going through the blurb I wasn t very optimistic but it won me over rom the 1st chapter I both listened to it on Scribd and read it on Kindle and enjoyed both

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Bonus The MC s sounded to me exactly like Ruth rom OzarksPete Snow is a social worker who tries to help ailed amilies while also ailing his He is divorce and his estranged daughter runs away rom her mother Pete is called to help an almost savage boy whose Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band father is the paranoid survivalist I mentioned above Jeremiah They refuse all help because obviously everybody is trying to kill them Finally Pete gains Jeremiah seeble trust an builds a sort of The Meaning of Star Trek friendship with him At the same time Pete struggles toind his daughter and retake some normality in his life At the end of each chapter there is an interview with Sarah the daughter and an unknown interviewer a stylistic artifice that worked very well although it elt strange at the beginning With the help og that dialogue we get to learn about the reasons that resulted in the runaway and what happened afterwardsIt is a sad story about amily love loss it is tough runaway and what happened afterwardsIt is a sad story about amily love loss it is tough and it made me care or Pete although he made a lot of stupid decisions Original Review Such an American book I will try to clarify that statement in my upcoming review There should be Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World fireworks shooting offor Smith Henderson s irst novel as it is a just cause or celebration This is not to *say that the subject matter is exactly estive but the book is a triumph Pete *that the subject matter is exactly estive but the book is a triumph Pete a social worker in Tenmile Montana a place so insignificant it was named Sometime After Midnight for it s distancerom the nearest possible somewhere The Stop Inflammation Now!: A Step-By-Step Plan to Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Inflammation--The Leading Cause of Heart Disease and Related Conditions folks he is charged with trying to help out need all the support they can get but some can t seem to accept any There are three main threads braided into this novel Cecil is a troubled teen in a household where the biggest problem is his substance abusing layabout mother The two do not get along big time Firearms are involved When eleven year old Benjamin Pearl wanders into town alone dressed in rags and looking like he d been reared by wolves Pete is called in to check things. L an undernourished nearlyeral eleven year old boy living in the Montana wilderness social worker Pete Snow comes Eyes Behind the Lines: L Company Rangers in Vietnam, 1969 face toace with the boy's profoundly disturbed School Dazed father Jeremiah With courage and caution Pete slowly earns a measure of trustrom this paranoid survi. Raw gut wrenching and heartbreaking Midwest America outside the city limits exists poverty homelessness addiction crime and abuse Much less resources to help those in need Pete Snow is a social worker living day to day attempting to protect and remove children rom abusive homes He is an alcoholic unable to deal with the stress in his job as well as within his own life trying instead to make it better or others at the cost of losing touch with his own daughter who becomes a runaway and starts living the life of these children he is trying to protect Henderson creates a character and story we can unfortunately relate to 5 stars How can this not be Chinese Fairy Tales Fantasies: Folio Society Edition five stars It s essentially a story about three lost children and this one guy s attempt toind them He s a social worker So we have a social worker as alcoholic Old Haunts fuckup hero One of the kids he s trying to save is his daughter In the novel it s 1980 81 82 Carter into Reagan and we re in the wilderland of Montana where there s a crackpot and hisamily one of these millenarian swivel eyed ranters about the gold standard and masons and the illegal government in Washington and how Roberto Calvi s death by hanging rom Blackfriars Bridge in London was precisely oretold in Revelations and is a portend of the End Times Our social worker Pete Snow gets involved gets Cooking for Company: All the Recipes You Need for Simple, Elegant Entertaining at Home fascinated when the son of thisamily wanders into the playground of a school intrigued by the sight of so many children he s not related to This is a Big Statement novel and I was reminded of that amous aside in Hendrix s song Fire Move over Rover and let Jimi take over because in this context Jonathan Franzen Rover and Smith Henderson Jimi If Franzen is continually taking the psychological temperatures of his bedizened middle class cohort and making neurotic notes and retting here and retting there Henderson is showing us a whole other thing a working class world where everything is in a continual state of uckedupness people are careening like pinballs Dîwana Jan from one carcrash to the next and if there are any notes on these terrible cases Pete Snow out of his brain as usual has just opened his office window and hurled them out into the street his daily anguished protest against the enormity of what happens to Americans without a safety net where his social services department is the only one they ve got and you can seeor yourself what state that s in There s a really chilling theme running like an evil undertow in this large novel child sex There are some offhand remarks about ostering and children s homes indicating as if this was such an open secret that it s on a level with Santa Claus not being real that oster parents and children s home workers routinely had sex with the kids in their control like of course jackass what did you think This is not pursued it s just there like background static like the abstracted humming of all America s paedophiles Then there s the ate of emale runaways they become hookers We re also given to understand that this is the way the world is And what if they re only 13 14 15 So much the better Because the punters will love it Another author would have made this the main plot but here it s just part of the picture I admired the coldness of that There s going to be a tv mini series or sure which will be a must see or 2015 or 2016 and I m predicting right now that the kid actress who gets the role of Rose Snow Pete s daughter will be someone we never heard of and will knock us all out and will get the Golden Globe For Jeremiah Pearl there s only one choice but it s too obvious Daniel Day Lewis A Globe is also waiting Naples! for that actor And I was thinking Amy Ryan would be great as the drugiend mother of Cecil but it would be a retread of Helen McCready in Gone Baby Gone in The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey fact that s why I thought of her so sorry Amy it has to be somebody else You d have been great Henderson s style has come inor some comment It s in your Itsuka face and sometimes it does have than a tinge of the Cormac portentousness about it but I think Henderson has really got his own voice going here Here is Pete overwhelmed by what could have happened to his daughter When he went out in the chilled morning to his car tiny handprintsrom some prior removal preserved in the Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems frost on his windows promptly undid him He slumped against the car door into the crusty snow and howled out griefs that had come on as sudden andrightening as earthuakes and even after they emptied out left him in ear of aftershocks of unseen cracks in the load bearing trestles of his mindAnd he s ond of uncommon words He parked and circled the abandoned brick and granite structure Stern bartizans like watchtowersThe turkey vultures turned in slow circles black and cruciatePearl spoke endlessly of catamounts How they are the only creature that kills or sportThey spent a day climbing up into the loor of a glacial They hiked an that kills Live Bait for sportThey spent a climbing up into theloor of a glacial cirue They hiked an that cackled with snowmeltMaybe you will think that stuff is overwritten striving to impress but No Strings Attached for me it made thisictional world as real as pain Where Smith Henderson came Fancy Strut from I don t know but he s here now I recommend this novel to all of you HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY We re not that badPeopleuck up They get Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka forgivenoptimism is nice but it s one thing to tell yourself that and another to live in the real worldpete snow lives in the real world he worksor the montana department of Unbreathed Memories family services where his territory covers a huge swathe of the rural backwoods of the state the year is 1980 but there is a timelessness to this remote and undeveloped country which leaves its inhabitants untouched somewhat exemptrom the world at largepete bears witness to damaged amilies and the ailures of the underfunded system as he encounters violence drugs child neglect and abuse shotguns poorly trained dogs trailers and poverty on a daily basisat Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two (Almost) Adults first he seems to have an unflappable and professional mien competent and good intentioned but as the plot progresses we begin to see the strain his job is putting on him as his own life begins to unravel pete has been separatedrom his wife beth or some time when she suddenly announces that she is moving to texas and taking their thirteen year old daughter rachel with her although not entirely to blame or the breakdown of the marriage pete knows he has I Love My Dad failed hisamily and that he had in some
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of misplaced attempt at ultimately sacrificed his relationship with them in order to channel his energies into rescuing other All about Us fracturedamilies a tactic his bitter daughter has noticed after they leave pete drowns himself in alcohol and work and alls into the same excesses as many of his clients adding to his personal problems are his brother luke who is on the lam after assaulting his parole officer wes who keeps visiting pete looking or luke and making veiled threats the death of pete s estranged Noni Speaks Up father a boozy new romance with a troubled young woman named mary and a self destructive slidealling into the bad habits of his youth in texas beth is Handbags and Gladrags falling into her own bad habits exposing rachel to her increasingly debauched lifestyle and putting her in danger when rachel runs away it s theinal contribution to this perfect storm of trouble in which pete struggles to maintain controlinto this storm wanders ben a scrawny near An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) feral eleven year old who has been raised deep in the hills by his dangerousather jeremiah who has been illing his head with his paranoid conspiracy theories and old testament bombast while they await the end times pete and jeremiah orm a precarious relationship as pete tries to overcome jeremiah s mistrust to get Wish Upon a Wedding food and medicine to ben pete is state hopping trying toind his daughter dealing with the difficult case of a seemingly unplaceable boy named cecil dodging wes trekking through the wilderness to keep tabs on ben and jeremiah learning too much about mary and drinking drinking drinking throughout all these various pressures his professionalism begins to alter as he repeatedly witnesses the shortcomings of the system and he becomes increasingly erratic bending the rules to try to salvage just one thing in his unstable situation but things all apart the center cannot hold and mere anarchy is loosed upon the world to misuote some yeatsthis all sounds very complicated and it is but the book s elements work smoothly together as the stories ebb and low over one another merging in unexpected ways breaking up the chapters of pete and those he is trying to help we have a series of interviews between rachel and an unknown interlocutor and we learn about the conseuences of her reckless decisionsthis is not a tidy story you are allowed to see what you re allowed to see and no as several characters are taken to a certain point without true closure i love this techniue although it might be rustrating to some readersthere are so many Richard Nixon: The Life fantastic scenes which will resonate with meor a long time ben s repulsive I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! feet the mount st helens story the story of the rest of the pearlamily the way pete s ather died pete s lament I take kids away rom people like us In this shattering and iconic American novel PEN prize winning writer Smith Henderson explores the complexities of reedom community grace suspicion and anarchy brilliantly depicting our nation's disuieting and violent contradictionsAfter trying to help Benjamin Pear. ,

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