Title: The Long-Shining Waters
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Milkweed Editions March 2012
1571310940 / 9781571310941
Seller ID: 107788
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"The Long-Shining Waters" is the story of three women, separated by years and circumstance but connected across time by a shared geography: the inland sea of Lake Superior. Rich with historical detail, each character comes vividly to life in this luminous debut novel.
Grey Rabbit, an Ojibwe woman living by the lake in 1622, is a mother and wife whose dream-life has taken on fearful dimensions. As she struggles to understand "what she is shown at night," her psyche and her world edge toward irreversible change. In 1902, Berit and Gunnar, a Norwegian fishing couple, also live on the lake. Berit is unable to conceive, and the lake anchors her isolated life and tests the limits of her endurance and spirit. And in 2000, when Nora, a seasoned bar owner, loses her job and is faced with an open-ended future, she is drawn reluctantly into a road trip around the great lake.