Remember Ben Clayton

Remember Ben Clayton

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Francis "Gil" Gilheaney is a sculptor of boundless ambition. But bad fortune and his own prideful spirit have driven him from New York into artistic exile in Texas just after World War I. His adult daughter, Maureen, serves as his assistant, although she has artistic ambitions of her own and is beginning to understand how her own career--perhaps even her life--has become hostage to her driven father's "wild pursuit of glory." When Lamar Clayton, an aging, heartbroken rancher, offers Gil a commission to create a memorial statue of his son Ben, who was killed in the war, Gil seizes the opportunity to create what he believes will be his greatest achievement.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307265814
0307265811
Branch Call Number: F HARRI-S
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 24 cm

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jandk Sep 04, 2011

A book about World War I, cowboys and making statues? Didn't really sound like my typical read, but the writing was haunting, and the themes of fathers and children engrossing. Highly recommended.

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