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Wintering : a novel
Wintering : a novel
Geye, Peter2017
There are two stories in play here, bound together when the elderly, demented Harry Eide escapes his sickbed and vanishes into the forbidding northernmost Minnesota wilderness that surrounds the town of Gunflint -- instantly changing the Eide family, and many other lives, forever. He'd done this once before, thirty-some years earlier, in 1963, fleeing a crumbling marriage and bringing along Gustav, his eighteen-year-old son, pitching this audacious, potentially fatal scheme to him -- winter already coming on, in these woods, on these waters -- as a reenactment of the ancient voyageurs' journeys of discovery. It's certainly a journey Gus has never forgotten. Now -- with his father pronounced dead -- he relates its every detail to Berit Lovig, who'd waited nearly thirty years for Harry, her passionate conviction finally fulfilled for the last two decades. So, a middle-aged man rectifying his personal history, an aging lady wrestling with her own, and with the entire history of Gunflint.
Main title:
Wintering : a novel / Peter Geye.
Geye, Peter, author
First Vintage Books edition.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.©2016
299 pages ; 21 cm.
9781101969991 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionGEYEAvailable