Ivan Doig

The Last Bus to Wisdom

This last novel by a beloved writer is a fitting farewell. The eleven year-old boy in terror of the orphanage and poor farm is dispatched from Montana to unknown relatives in Wisconsin. What follows is pure Western wish-fulfillment, after struggles and heartache, a mid-20th century road trip, adventures, mishaps, a bildungsroman packed with all sorts of characters.

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