The Weight of the Infinite Sky—Signed First Edition
Preorder Carrie La Seur's newest novel The Weight on an Infinite Sky and receive a signed first edition!
The critically acclaimed author of The Home Place explores the heart and mystery of Big Sky Country in this evocative and atmospheric novel of family, home, love, and responsibility inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The only son of a cattle rancher, Anthony Fry chafed against the expectation that he would take over the business that had belonged to his family for generations. While his ancestors planted deep roots in the unforgiving Montana soil, Anthony wanted nothing more than to leave Billings for the excitement, sophistication, and culture of city life. After college he fled to New York, hoping to turn his lifelong love of the theater into a career.
But New York wasn't the dream Anthony thought it would be. Now, with the unexpected death of his father, Anthony suddenly finds himself back in the place he swore he'd left behind. While the years have transformed the artistic dreamer, they've also changed Billings. His uncle Neal, always the black sheep of the Fry family, has become alarmingly close with Anthony's mother, and a predatory mining company covets the Fry land.
Anthony has always wanted out of Montana, away from his father's suffocating expectations. Yet now that he may be freed from the burden of family legacy, he's forced to ask himself what he truly finds important . . . answers that will ultimately decide his fate.
In this unforgettable novel, Carrie La Seur once again captures the breathtaking beauty of the West and its people as she explores the power of family and the meaning of legacy—the burdens we inherit and those we place upon ourselves.
About the Author
In addition to her latest book, The Weight of an Infinite Sky, Carrie La Seur is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Home Place (William Morrow 2014), a winner of the High Plains Book Award. She has always been a writer. “The writing comes easily,” she says. “It’s what I’m always doing in the background, whatever else is going on. It’s my resting pulse rate to be scribbling what’s happening in my head. If I didn’t, I’d be wandering the streets talking to myself. Sometimes I do that anyway.”
Carrie is a seventh generation Montanan, her ancestors settling in Montana in 1864. She maintains a part-time energy and environmental law practice in Montana. A licensed private pilot and committed introvert, she loves to hike, ski, and fish the Montana wilderness with her family.
Carrie has a recently published short story "Bad Blood," in Montana Noir. She also is a contributor to the Sandstone, An Anthology to Support This House of Books, with her short story, "Colt the Bull-Riding Hasid."