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Red is the Fastest Color

Red is the Fastest Color

By Dave Carty

Jamison Everett, a shy and lonely man with few friends, is a retired high school English teacher. When his artist sister, Monna, who is suffering from Parkinson's Disease, calls and asks for his help, he reluctantly agrees to leave his apartment in Minneapolis and temporarily relocate to her remote Montana town. Perhaps, in caring for his sister, he will find the friendship he longs for. But Monna's fiercely independent husband, Ben, has a different game plan. Parkinson's has robbed Monna of her ability to paint, and if the doctors won't cure her, then by god he'll do it — by sheer force of will. Jamison, summoning his courage, offers to help, and an alliance is born. Yet neither man can know how much their nascent friendship will ask of them. Only Monna senses what is coming.


Guernica World Editions (World Prose)


220 pages |

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Few authors write more sensuously about landscape than Dave Carty. Whether in the forests and lakes of Wisconsin, as in Leaves on Frozen Ground, or in the deep-snow mountain communities of Montana and its taverns, as in Red Is the Fastest Color, Carty sketches characters that live on the page, then establish residency in a reader’s psyche. Red is an important book about small-town life in the American West.

Toby Thompson, author of Positively Main Street

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About the author

Dave Carty attended Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, where he majored in Journalism. He published over 1000 articles in a host of national publications while simultaneously writing novels on the side. Leaves On Frozen Ground is his first literary fiction. His most recent novel is Red Is The Fastest Color. Carty writes from his home in southwestern Montana, where he lives with three English Pointer bird dogs and indulges his non-literary passions: dancing, bird hunting, woodworking, and all things outdoors.