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A Brief History of the Flood

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Lillian Anderson is a strong-minded, backwoods-Minnesota girl, well-versed in the basics of survival. She can find air to breathe under a capsized boat, drive in a blizzard, or capture a wild duck. As part of a large struggling family, she tiptoes around her explosive father whose best days always come right after he’s poached something and her neurotically optimistic mother whose bursts of vigor bring added chaos. Lillian barrels through adolescence with no illusions about her future, honing her clerical skills while working the nightshift as a salad girl in the airport kitchen. Just as she’s on her feet and moving out, their house is literally sinking into the marsh. Stunningly honest, this story explores the fierce love that binds family together.

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Spanning the years 1959 to 1970, this series of eleven interlinked stories chronicles the lives and fortunes, misadventures and mishaps, of Lillian Anderson and her family in the small Minnesota town of Acorn Lake, as Lillian journeys from eight years old to eighteen. A first collection. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

About the Author

This is Jean Harfenist’s first book. It was a Minneapolis Star Tribune Best Book of the Year. Stories excerpted from it won the Prism International Fiction Prize and received special mention for The Pushcart Prize. She was named a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Nimrod/Hartman Award, the Kirkwood Literary Prize, the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize, and the Indiana Review Fiction Prize. Her short stories have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Barcelona Review, Quarterly West, Sycamore Review, Crazyhorse, Sonora Review, Wisconsin Review, The Sun, and the Cream City Review. She is a native of Minnesota, a graduate of New York University, and now lives in Santa Barbara with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424273
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Author:
Harfenist, Jean
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Publication Date:
20030708
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307424273 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Spanning the years 1959 to 1970, this series of eleven interlinked stories chronicles the lives and fortunes, misadventures and mishaps, of Lillian Anderson and her family in the small Minnesota town of Acorn Lake, as Lillian journeys from eight years old to eighteen. A first collection. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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