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The Fugitive Wife

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The year is 1900 in gold-prospecting Alaska. Essie, a Midwestern farm girl fleeing from a stormy marriage, joins up with prospectors bound for Nome, where the golden sands teem with dreamers, schemers, and high rollers. When Leonard, Essie's stubborn and volatile husband, travels north, astonishing scenes of pursuit, sacrifice, and crucial decision rise to a conclusion that is both surprising and inevitable. Powerfully evoking a past world and the variable territory of the heart, this novel establishes Peter C. Brown as a consummate storyteller. Reading group guide included.

Synopsis:

"All about passion, whether for . . . romance or adventure, this sweeping debut renders poetically the dynamics of desire."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Peter C. Brown's grandfather was a prospector, the engineer for a gold-mining company in Nome, Alaska. Brown is a retired business consultant, and he and his wife live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393329759
Author:
Brown, Peter C
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Brown, Peter C.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Gold mines and mining
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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