True North by Jim Harrison - PDF and EPUB eBook

(True North #1)
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True North is the story of a family torn apart and a man engaged in profound reckoning with the damage scarred into the...

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Details of True North

Exact title of the book
True North
Book series
True North #1
Book author
Jim Harrison
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
388 pages
Language
English
Published
April 8th 2004 by Atlantic Monthly Press
File size (in PDF)
1552 kB
True North

Some brief overview of book

True North is the story of a family torn apart and a man engaged in profound reckoning with the damage scarred into the American soil. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force more than a father, and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister, Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way, and often to play parent to their dissolute elders.

As David comes to adulthood - often guided and enlightened by the unforgettable, intractable, courageous women he loves - he realizes he must come to terms with his forefather's rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible. In the course of thirty years of searching for the truth of what his family has done and trying to make amends, David looks closely at the root of his father's evil - and threatens to destroy himself.