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Thomas Savage


Thomas Savage was born in Salt Lake City in 1915 and raised in Montana. His parents divorced when he was two and his mother married Charles Brenner. Savage took his stepfather’s surname, only changing to Savage when he started writing. He studied at Montana State College and then at Colby College in Maine. Much of his writing is set in Montana though he lived most of his adult life in Maine. He is one of those writers who seems to have slipped between the cracks as he is not Western, nor (post-)modernist nor allied with other schools. He died in 2003.

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1944 The Pass
1948 Lona Hanson
1953 A Bargain with God
1961 Trust in Chariots
1967 The Power of the Dog
1969 The Liar
1970 Daddy’s Girl
1974 A Strange God
1976 Midnight Line
1977 I Heard My Sister Speak My Name (Later: The Sheep Queen)
1981 Her Side of it
1983 For Mary – With Love
1988 The Corner of Rife and Pacific