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True north [GRPL Book Club]: a novel / Jim Harrison.

True north [GRPL Book Club]: a novel

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  • ISBN: 0802117732 :
  • ISBN: 0802117740 (limited slipcase ed.)
  • ISBN: 0802142060 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780802142061
  • Physical Description: 388 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2004.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Summary, etc.: "An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way. As David comes to adulthood-often guided and enlightened by the unforgettable, intractable, courageous women he loves-he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible."
Subject: Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Conflict of generations > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Lumber trade > Fiction.
Upper Peninsula (Mich.) > Fiction.
Michigan > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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