People of the Whale: A Novel

People of the Whale: A Novel

by Linda Hogan

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Overview

"Deeply ecological, original, and spellbinding." —Booklist, starred review

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393335347
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/17/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 292,056
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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