Clay Calvert, an orphan, works as a hand on a sheep ranch until he stumbles into trouble and is forced to flee. Journeying throughout the state, from the lush coastal forests, to the Columbia Gorge, to the golden wheat fields east of the Cascades, he encounters a cast of characters as rich and diverse as the land, including a native Tunne boy and a beautiful girl named Luce.
Originally published in 1935, Honey in the Horn reveals as much about the prevailing attitudes and beliefs during H. L. Davis's lifetime as it does about the earlier era in which it is set. It transcends the limitations of its time through the sheer power and beauty of Davis's prose. Full of humor and humanity, Davis's first novel displays a vast knowledge of Pacific Northwest history, lore, and landscape.
The only Oregon book that has ever won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this classic coming-of-age novel has been called the "Huckleberry Finn of the West." With a new introduction by Richard W. Etulain, this important work from one of Oregon's premier authors is once again available for a new generation.
Publisher: Oregon State University
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"Earth-stained, colt-wild, and uproarious!" --The New Republic