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Raised in a remote seaside village, Thomas Witka Just marries Ruth, his beloved since infancy. But an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever: cut off from his Native American community, he fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home a hero, he finds his tribe in conflict over the decision to hunt a whale, both a symbol of spirituality and rebirth and a means of survival. In the end, he reconciles his two existences, only to see tragedy befall the son he left behind.

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"Deeply ecological, original, and spellbinding. . . . [A] hauntingly beautiful novel of the hidden dimensions of life." --, starred review

Synopsis:

A powerful story of a Vietnam veteran torn between his war experience and his Native American community.

About the Author

Linda Hogan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Mean Spirit. Her other honors include an American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335347
Author:
Hogan, Linda
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.10x5.56x.77 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 312 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393335347 Reviews:
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