Mountain City

Mountain City

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By the end of Gregory Martin's affecting account, only thirty-one people live in remote Mountain City, Nevada, and none of them are children. The town's abandoned mines are testimony to the cycle of promise, exploitation, abandonment, and attrition that has been the repeated story of the West. Yet the comings and goings at Tremewan's, the general store Martin's family has run for more than forty years, reveal a remarkably vibrant community that includes salty widows, Native Americans from a nearby reservation, and a number of Martin's deeply idiosyncratic Basque-descended relatives. Martin observes them as they persist in a difficult but rewarding existence, celebrating the large and small dramas of their lives and their attachment to a place that seems likely to disappear in his lifetime.

ISBN: 9780865476165

Published Date: June 1, 2001

Publisher: North Point Press

Language: English

Page Count: 193

Size: 8.54" l x 5.54" w x 0.61" h