The Ploughmen

By Kim Zupan
Henry Holt and Company, 2014, 256 pages, $26


A National Public Radio reviewer called Kim Zupan’s novel about the midnight conversations between a central Montana deputy sheriff and a killer locked in the Copper County jail “beautifully executed and dark as pitch.” Zupan’s precise knowledge of his landscape makes it a stunning character of its own. He earned his M.F.A. degree in creative writing at UM and rode rodeo horses and worked as a carpenter before publishing his first novel. He teaches at Missoula College.

Book Cover: The Ploughmen
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