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The long-shining waters [GRPL Book Club] / Danielle Sosin.

The long-shining waters [GRPL Book Club]

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  • ISBN: 1571310940
  • ISBN: 9781571310941
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2012, ©2011.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Summary, etc.: Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstance, yet connected across time by a shared geography. In 1622, Grey Rabbit-an Ojibwe woman, a mother and wife-struggles to understand a dream-life that has taken on fearful dimensions. As she and her family confront the hardship of living near the "big water," her psyche and her world edge toward irreversible change. In 1902, Berit and Gunnar, a Norwegian fishing couple, also live on the lake. Berit is unable to conceive, and the lake anchors her isolated life, testing the limits of her endurance and spirit. And in 2000, when Nora, a seasoned bar owner, loses her job and is faced with an open-ended future, she is drawn reluctantly into a road trip around the great lake. As these narratives unfold and overlap with the mesmerizing rhythm of waves, a fourth mysterious character gradually comes into stark relief. Rich in historical detail, and universal in its exploration of the human desire for meaning when faced with uncertainty, The Long-Shining Waters is an unforgettable and singular debut.
Awards Note: "Milkweed National Fiction Prize"--Cover.
Subject: Superior, Lake > Fiction.
Women > Psychology > Fiction.
Ojibwa women > Great Lakes Region (North America) > Fiction.
Fishers' spouses > Minnesota > Fiction.
Bars (Drinking establishments) > Wisconsin > Employees > Fiction.

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