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Storm Riders

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Awards

Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for Fiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Storm Riders is a story of love in the wake of violence, and trust even in the face of fear. Clark Woods is a man trying his best to raise Wade, his adopted Native American son, born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Stricken with a disease that cripples both the mind and spirit, Wade has had anything but an easy life. He spent the first six years of his life with his natural mother in Alaska, neglected and abused, before starting a new life with his foster father in Massachusetts.

One day, when Wade is only nine years old, the young girl who lives next door is found dead in a pond where Wade had been playing that afternoon, making him the prime suspect. Clark, who is fiercely devoted to the boy, must face the possibility that his son's violent tendencies and inability to know right from wrong may have had the most drastic of consequences. Clark must wrestle with his own doubt, guilt, and the burdening sense of responsibility that only seems to grow heavier with each day.

With unfaltering poignancy and feeling that comes from his own experience raising a Native American boy with fetal alcohol syndrome, Lesley weaves a spellbinding tale of a father's loyalty to his son, and what happens when that loyalty is pushed to the limits. Split between the austere Tlingit Alaskan village nearly destroyed by the U.S. Navy a century ago and Amherst, Massachusetts where Clark is a University professor, Storm Riders uses the idea of preserving a culture as a parallel to Clark's own struggle to maintain his bond with his son.

Review:

"[A] mystically uplifting take on the eternal distances separating fathers and sons, as well as a larger metaphor for the estrangement that both isolates and protects Indian culture from mainstream America." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[Readers will find] a form of love as profound as it is forlorn in this intense story about loyalty and letting go." Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"A powerful testimony to decency and compassion, and the blindness of a good man." The Bloomsbury Review

Review:

"A powerful tale with a strong emotional core." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Quite a book." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Heartbreaking...poignant." The Seattle Times

Review:

"Lesley skillfully weaves a powerful novel of a father and son in the Northwest, where the harsh reality of present day circumstances mixes with a rich tribal past." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review:

"A wrenching and universal story of a family's heartache." The Oregonian

Review:

"This is an emotional look a the relationship between fathers and sons and the complexities of trying to raise a responsible child. Lesley creates chapters that often read like well-crafted short stories, complete in themselves." Library Journal

Review:

"Prose as clear as the morning air." The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

Storm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously drowns near a student-housing complex, the boy is implicated and the father wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.

Bringing to life the austere beauty of the Tlingit Alaskan village of the boy's family, as well as the highly educated pockets of the East Coast, Lesley vividly portrays a father and a son struggling to come to terms with each other and above all, with the truth. This novel, as the Chicago Tribune noted, is "a powerful tale with a strong emotional core."

Synopsis:

Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for Fiction

Storm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously drowns near a student-housing complex, the boy is implicated and the father wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.

Bringing to life the austere beauty of the Tlingit Alaskan village of the boy's family, as well as the highly educated pockets of the East Coast, Lesley vividly portrays a father and a son struggling to come to terms with each other and above all, with the truth. This novel, as The Chicago Tribune noted, is "a powerful tale with a strong emotional core."

About the Author

Craig Lesley is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. He has twice received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, for Winterkill and for The Sky Fisherman. He is also the author of River Song. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312263980
Author:
Lesley, Craig
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Adopted children
Subject:
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Tlingit Indians
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Native American & Aboriginal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
623
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.731 in

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Product details 360 pages Picador USA - English 9780312263980 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] mystically uplifting take on the eternal distances separating fathers and sons, as well as a larger metaphor for the estrangement that both isolates and protects Indian culture from mainstream America."
"Review" by , "[Readers will find] a form of love as profound as it is forlorn in this intense story about loyalty and letting go."
"Review" by , "A powerful testimony to decency and compassion, and the blindness of a good man."
"Review" by , "A powerful tale with a strong emotional core."
"Review" by , "Quite a book."
"Review" by , "Heartbreaking...poignant."
"Review" by , "Lesley skillfully weaves a powerful novel of a father and son in the Northwest, where the harsh reality of present day circumstances mixes with a rich tribal past."
"Review" by , "A wrenching and universal story of a family's heartache."
"Review" by , "This is an emotional look a the relationship between fathers and sons and the complexities of trying to raise a responsible child. Lesley creates chapters that often read like well-crafted short stories, complete in themselves."
"Review" by , "Prose as clear as the morning air."
"Synopsis" by , Storm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously drowns near a student-housing complex, the boy is implicated and the father wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.

Bringing to life the austere beauty of the Tlingit Alaskan village of the boy's family, as well as the highly educated pockets of the East Coast, Lesley vividly portrays a father and a son struggling to come to terms with each other and above all, with the truth. This novel, as the Chicago Tribune noted, is "a powerful tale with a strong emotional core."

"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for Fiction

Storm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously drowns near a student-housing complex, the boy is implicated and the father wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.

Bringing to life the austere beauty of the Tlingit Alaskan village of the boy's family, as well as the highly educated pockets of the East Coast, Lesley vividly portrays a father and a son struggling to come to terms with each other and above all, with the truth. This novel, as The Chicago Tribune noted, is "a powerful tale with a strong emotional core."

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