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Dave Carty

Red is the Fastest Color, the new novel by Bozeman author Dave Carty, is “a quietly potent rumination on the costs, and rewards, of how life ends and begins again” (Kirkus Reviews). Carty will read from and discuss his new novel on Thursday, May 9, at Elk River Books.

book cover image for Red is the Fastest ColorSet in Park County’s Shields River Valley, Red is the Fastest Color, the new novel by Bozeman author Dave Carty, is “a quietly potent rumination on the costs, and rewards, of how life ends and begins again” (Kirkus Reviews). Carty will read from and discuss his new novel on Thursday, May 9, at Elk River Books.

The novel follows a trio of characters: Monna, a one-time artist; her husband Ben; and her brother Jamison, who are brought together by Mona’s decline into the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. As their struggle moves through moments of both joy and despair, Ben and Jamison, at first strongly at odds with one another, begin to find a bond stronger than their differences.

“Few authors write more sensuously about landscape than Dave Carty,” notes Toby Thompson, author of Fired On: Targeting Western American Art. “He sketches characters that live on the page, then establish residency in a reader’s psyche.”

Carty attended Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, where he majored in Journalism. He has published more than 1000 articles in a host of national publications while simultaneously writing novels on the side. His first work of literary fiction was Leaves On Frozen Ground. Carty writes from his self-constructed home, where he lives with three English pointer bird dogs and indulges his non-literary passions: dancing, bird hunting, woodworking, and all things outdoors.

Elk River Books is located at 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston. The free event begins at 7 p.m., and a book signing and reception will follow.

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