“In profile, Yadernuk’s face was a relief map of basin and range, her hair a fright of white wires. Wearing a gold football jersey and navy sweatpants, she yanked at the clothesline. She wasn’t going to turn a visitor away. She wasn’t about to look at him, either. As she worked, she talked. Yadernuk had good reason, beyond my dropping in on her, to be crabby. Vandals stole the motor from her boat. Coyotes got into her sheep. Three of her cows were missing, and the game warden confiscated a whole line of her beaver traps.”
“Change, on the river, would be easier to judge harshly if the people who changed it belonged to a different culture, if they spoke a foreign language, if they were stupid or knowingly greedy. But it’s not that easy. Cody Logging and Construction Company is the outfit to which my dad’s generation -- and I, growing up -- pegged our idea of success.”
AAAAAAAAAAAA –From "Voyage of a Summer Sun"
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