The Long-Shining Waters

Product Number: EB00646305
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781571318343
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
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Description

MILKWEED NATIONAL FICTION PRIZE WINNER INDIE HEARTLAND BESTSELLER ONE BOOK SOUTH DAKOTA SELECTION MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST MIDWEST BOOKSELLERS BOOK AWARD FINALIST Grey Rabbit, an Ojibwe woman living by Lake Superior in 1622, is a mother and wife whose dream-life has taken on fearful dimensions. As she struggles to understand "what she is shown at night," 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 and tests 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. The Long-Shining Waters is the story of these three women, separated by years and circumstance but connected across time by a shared geography: the inland sea. Rich with historical detail, each character comes vividly to life in this luminous debut novel. "Danielle Sosin has written the first great novel about Lake Superior-and its many ghosts." -Minnesota Monthly

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Author(s): Danielle Sosin
Original Publish Date: May 10, 2011

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