Thursday, October 14, 2010

Reading Event, TONIGHT!

Peter Geye, author of Safe From the Sea

Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a Peter Geyeheartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father thirty-five years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat—a wreck that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since. When his father, for the first time, finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other. Meanwhile, Noah’s own struggle to make a life with an absent father has found its real reward in his relationship with his sagacious wife, Natalie, whose complications with infertility issues have marked her husband’s life in ways he only fully realizes as the reconciliation with his father takes shape. 
Peter Geye has delivered an archetypal story of a father and son, of the tug and pull of family bonds, of Norwegian immigrant culture, of dramatic shipwrecks, and of the business and adventure of Great Lakes shipping, all in a setting that simply casts a spell over the characters as well as the reader.
Author bio: Peter Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and continues to live there with his wife and three children. This is his first novel.

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