All the Pleasures is a Contemporary Novel that sweeps you casually into the lives of two lonely people. It is a love story about two older, young lovers who find each other and come of age in a struggling modern day rancher's society. The narrative begins in the late nineteen nineties and progresses through the middle of twenty thirteen. Ellen is twenty-four, Bill is thirty-six at the time they meet. The story deals with their lives and rites of passage through this time period living in a ranching/farming society, a society taken for granted and on which this great nation was built. Modern ranchers face a dilemma that threatens the whole of the rancher/farmer industry. All the Pleasures doesn't focus on tragedy as much as the wonderful times they experience and all the pleasures they have getting to this tragic summit of their lives. The story opens with Bill in his hospice bed writing a letter to his wife, and ends with the contents of that letter. The story deals with the couple's and their daughter's rite of passage and a whispered voice that seeks the real meaning of life.
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