The Battle of Pollock’s Crossing
J. L. Carr
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From the publisher
Young teacher George Gidner grabs the chance to spend a year teaching in 1930’s South Dakota. So begins his life as a foreigner and a fascination with the heroes of the frontier. The Battle at the Crossing is the climax of this tale of pioneering spirit. Underlying all, however, is a warning that despite our shared language, the Americans may be disturbingly different.
Booker Prize Short List 1986
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