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Breathing Lake Superior

Breathing Lake Superior

by Ron Rindo
Breathing Lake Superior

Breathing Lake Superior

by Ron Rindo

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A novel steeped in the air and water and people of the rural Midwest
Overcome with grief following the death of his youngest child, Cal Franklin uproots his wife and teenaged children to a ramshackle subsistence farm in far northern Wisconsin. Withdrawn and estranged from all they know, JJ and her stepbrother, John, struggle to adapt to life off the grid and to Cal’s increasingly erratic behavior. Without electricity or even running water, the family suffers a series of calamities until Cal feels a call to preach. He builds a small log church on the property, and his unconventional message soon attracts a following. When elderly locals profess to be healed by the touch of Cal’s hands, word spreads, and desperate people descend on the church from across the country. Though overwhelmed and doubtful of his powers, in a final act of love and faith, Cal seeks to raise his young son from the dead.
Narrated by Cal’s stepson, John—named for “the chronicler of Christ’s miracles”—Breathing Lake Superior is a poignant exploration of the mystic borderland where the mental strain of overwhelming grief becomes entangled with the promise and hope of ecstatic faith.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940165880674
Publisher: Brick Mantel Books
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book

About the Author

A native of Wisconsin, Ron Rindo is the author of three short story collections, including Love in an Expanding Universe, which won the Minnesota Voices Prize for short fiction. His short stories and essays have also appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Essays. He is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, and he lives with his wife, Jenna, and an assortment of animals on five acres in the country, where they raised a blended family of five children. Breathing Lake Superior is his first novel.

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