Western literature has been called “the Spirit of America,” as it tells the stories of people who succeed in lands or circumstances greater than themselves. Often these stories are epic in nature, depicting deep sacrifices and difficult struggles of the characters. Ivan Doig is one of the most recognizable of the “western voices,” a storyteller who paints a vivid, realistic picture of what the west was like in grittier times.
Morrie Morgan, who we met in THE WHISTLING SEASON and WORK SONG, makes another appearance in SWEET THUNDER. It is now 1920, and Morrie brings his new wife Grace back to Butte, Montana, after a year-long honeymoon. The couple has