Copper Sky

Copper Sky

by Milana Marsenich


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The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana.

Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together.

"A dazzling heartfelt epic of friendship and loss, love and renewal. Copper Sky conjures the unimaginable heartbreak of Butte's history with compassion and grand vision and a storyteller's genius. If you love Montana's rich and ghosted past, don't miss this read."-Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red

"A riveting story of darkness and redemption..."-Phil Condon, author of Clay Center, Montana Surround, and Nine Ten Again

"This splendid debut carries readers into the textured dimension of Butte's vivid and perseverant heart."-Sid Gustafson, author of Swift Dam

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998427461
Publisher: Open Books
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 598,284
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

MILANA MARSENICH has an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.

She has previously published in Montana Quarterly, Big Sky
The Polishing Stone,
and Feminist Studies. She has a short story included in the Montana Quarterly book Montana, Warts and All: The Best From Our First Decade.

Milana lives in Northwest Montana. She enjoys hiking the wilderness trails with friends and dogs.

Copper Sky is her debut novel.

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