Prairie Nocturne is the epic saga of two former lovers sired
in the pages of Ivan Doig's acclaimed Montana Trilogy. Susan Duff — the
bossy, indomitable schoolgirl with a silver voice from Dancing at the Rascal Fair—
has reached middle age alone, teaching voice lessons to the progeny of
Helena's high society.
Wesley Williamson, young married heir to the
Double W cattle empire, has been forced out of a political career as a
result of his affair with Susan having become known. Years later, Wes
and Susan have reunited to share in an extraordinary goal: launching
the singing career of Monty Rathbun—a man on the wrong side of the
racial divide. In this triumph of sure-footed storytelling, motives and
fates dangerously entangle.
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