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The Resource Wintering, Peter Geye

Wintering, Peter Geye

Label
Wintering
Title
Wintering
Statement of responsibility
Peter Geye
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A highly acclaimed novelist now gives us a true epic: a love story that spans sixty years, generations worth of feuds, and secrets withheld and revealed. The two principal stories at play in "Wintering" are bound together when the elderly, demented Harry Eide escapes his sickbed and vanishes into the forbidding, northernmost wilderness that surrounds the town of Gunflint, Minnesota instantly changing the Eide family, and many other lives, forever. He'd done this once before, more than thirty years earlier in 1963, fleeing a crumbling marriage and bringing along Gustav, his eighteen-year-old son, pitching this audacious, potentially fatal scheme winter already coming on, in these woods, on these waters as a reenactment of the ancient voyageurs journeys of discovery. It's certainly something Gus has never forgotten, nor the Devil's Maw of a river, a variety of beloved (possibly fantastical) maps, the ice floes and waterfalls (neither especially appealing from a canoe), a magnificent bear, the endless portages, a magical abandoned shack, Thanksgiving and Christmas improvised at the far end of the earth, the brutal cold and sheer beauty of it all. And men hunting other men. Now with his father pronounced dead Gus relates their adventure in vivid detail to Berit Lovig, who'd spent much of her life waiting for Harry, her passionate conviction finally fulfilled over the last two decades. So, a middle-aged man rectifying his personal history, an aging lady wrestling with her own, and with the entire saga of a town and region they'd helped to form and were in turn formed by, relentlessly and unforgettably."
Member of
Summary
The Eide family finds themselves changed forever after their elderly, demented patriarch runs into the wilderness of northern Minnesota in an attempt to reenact a similar adventure 60 years earlier
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10507086
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geye, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.E925
LC item number
W56 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large type books
  • Fathers and sons
  • Minnesota
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Wintering, Peter Geye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952139203
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
439 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493712
Lccn
2016027741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)952139203
Label
Wintering, Peter Geye
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952139203
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
439 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493712
Lccn
2016027741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)952139203

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