The Ploughmen

  • by Kim Zupan
  • Narrated by Jim Meskimen
  • 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A young sheriff and a hardened killer form an uneasy and complicated bond in this mesmerizing first novel set on the plains of Montana.
Steeped in a lonesome Montana landscape as unyielding and rawas it is beautiful, Kim Zupan's ThePloughmen is a new classic in the literature of the American West.
At the center of this searing fever-dream of a novel are two men - a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy - sitting across fromeach other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: JohnGload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of 77, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration; and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County sheriff's department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest. With a disintegrating marriage further collapsing under the strain of his night duty, Millimaki finds himself seeking counsel from a man whose troubled past shares something essential with his own. Their uneasy friendship takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence that yokes together the two haunted souls by the secrets they share - and by the rugged country that keeps them.


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Customer Reviews

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Too Literary For Its Own Good

There is an effective, simple, emotional story buried under the dense literary descriptions and obscure vocabulary. I loved the narration by Jim Meskimen, he brought the dialogue and characters to life. I wouldn't have been able to wade through the deluge of words without his wonderful reading.
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- Ruth Bain "RueRue"

buy it.

this book is not for the faint-hearted.

incredibly Vivid writing, the riding equivalent of a Renaissance masterpiece. I had no idea that I could feel sympathy like that for a cold-blooded killer.
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- Nathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.