People of the whale : a novel
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|LBCC Albany Campus Library||PS3558.O34726 P46 2009 (Text)||38813001238361||Stacks||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780393335347
- ISBN: 0393335348
303 pages ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009, ©2008.
|General Note:||"First published as a Norton paperback 2009"--Title page verso.
Originally published in hardcover: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.
Includes a reading group guide.
|Summary, etc.:||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.|
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