|Two Valleys (1933) [Novel]|
by Howard Fast
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"Two Valleys" is the story of a woman and two men - the love of the two men for the woman, against a background of frontier war at the time of the American Revolution. It is indeed a story of adventure, and an exciting one, replete with Indians and frontiersmen, and attacked stockades, but it is something deeper, too. It tells of Bess, of her love for Kenny, the ne'er-do-well adventurer, who deserts her and her child; of Max who marries her and takes her through the wildnerness; of her sufferings and her growing love for her husband; of his heroic struggles to protect her and her child; of the return of Kenny, and of his final and equally heroic sacrifice. Bess, Kenny, and Max are three splendidly drawn figures, and mark Mr. Fast as a master of the human heart, as well as a story-teller of unusual power.
Howard Fast's first novel, published at the age of eighteen.
Original title: Two Valleys
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands