Counterpoint

Counterpoint

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by Stephen Pearsall
     
 

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Counterpoint is a story told from five points of view. Book One, is about Lars Norquist, the patriarch, and transports the reader to the first half of the 20th century. It portrays three generations of a family growing up in a small Illinois town. The Norquists build a second home on Emerald Lake in Wisconsin and it is here, at their lake lodge, that they bond as a…  See more details below

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Counterpoint is a story told from five points of view. Book One, is about Lars Norquist, the patriarch, and transports the reader to the first half of the 20th century. It portrays three generations of a family growing up in a small Illinois town. The Norquists build a second home on Emerald Lake in Wisconsin and it is here, at their lake lodge, that they bond as a family and develop the values and aspirations that carry them into the second half of the century. Lars's story grapples with his growing awareness of his mortality and the need to make use of what time remains of his life.
Book Two tells the story of Lars's son Quinn and his life in the tumultuous 1960s. It's a tale of perfect love and dangerous adventure and sweeps from skiing in Austria to the fjords of Norway, from San Francisco to the jungles of Malaysia, to living in Singapore, and ultimately confronts the real and crushing misjudgments by the United Sates government of geopolitics in Southeast Asia.

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ISBN-13:
9781604817812
Publisher:
Wordclay
Publication date:
09/13/2010
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
0.74(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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Counterpoint 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Flaneva More than 1 year ago
"Counterpoint" is the compelling saga of three (so far) generations of a Midwestern family with Scandinavian roots. It is divided into two sections, the first focusing on patriarch, Lars, and the second on one of his sons, Quinn. The family's fascinating story spans the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. I really enjoyed this novel. I found it to be well-written and a real "page-turner", holding my interest throughout and building to a suspense- and action-filled ending in post-World War II Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. I understand that a sequel to "Counterpoint", presumably dealing with other family members, may be in the offing. I am keenly awaiting its publication.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Counterpoint is a must read for any adventurer, any wanderer, any thrill-seeker. The first book delves into the memories and reflections of a father looking back on his life, feeling his mortality, and relating the stories of three generations of his family. You'll need this background on the family of characters because in Book 2 they take flight, thrilling the reader in their cross-cultural, cross-continental adventures. Each character comes to life in exhilarating, yet honest, dialogue that keeps you riveted to the closing paragraph. I, for one, am anxiously awaiting the next book. Samantha's full story has yet to be told....
JulieFMorris More than 1 year ago
In his first novel Pearsall captures a naïve yet promising window in U.S. history: the 1960s, seen through the eyes of the young and bright Quinn Norquist. Like many Americans, Quinn is the product of hardworking immigrant grandparents who settled in America, started a business, and raised their children to be good and hardworking citizens. In Counterpoint Pearsall's rich descriptions of Quinn's coming of age in San Francisco, Norway, and Singapore return the reader to a time in life when all things are possible. As Quinn navigates his way through young adulthood, Pearsall's specific descriptions of place and heartfelt dialogue between characters transport readers back to their first job out of college, the excitement of new love, and discoveries of traveling the world for the first time
Anonymous 4 months ago
I did enjoy reading this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for reader looking for grab you by the throat or fast action seeker. I enjoyed it but wished to have read about Jaga in America. I am moving on to read about Sams life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wat r u doing?*leans against the door frame*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should have been 2 separete books. One about a Norse family and another about counter espionage.
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Yup. I'm senior counselor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saphire head of athena