Book Review of The Clearing

The Clearing
The Clearing
Author: Tim Gautreaux
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
Book Type: Hardcover
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An excellent novel.

"'The Clearing' is a fine and exciting novel about place, work, violence, love, and loyalty. Tim Gautreaux is a literary writer unafraid to tell a brisk and jolting story that keeps the pages turning." Charles Frazier

"This novel soars in its evocation of a land and people lost to the mists of time. It's a story about men and women bound to a great forest by their destruction of it, and the great ties of family and blood, and evil and greed and good, and human tragedy and human triumph. Mr. Gautreaux has written a book that lives on in the mind after the last page is read." Larry Brown

"As a reader passes through the contagion of violence within this story, what is remembered are the tendrils of compassion and tenderness, small but enduring. Tim Gatreaux is a wonderful writer, and 'The Clearing' is a unique and fascinating story." Rick Bass

"I have long been an avid admirer of Tim Gatreaux, but after reading 'The Clearing' I came to a rare and notable state of mind as a reader. Hereafter, as with Mississippi and Faulkner, Northern California and Steinbeck, Georgia and O'Connor, when I think of Louisiana, I will hear the voice of Tim Gatreaux. He has for me become an enduring presence not just in the world of books but in the American landscape." Robert Olen Butler