Wintering

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by Peter Geye
General Fiction
Knopf
Hardcover, 320 pages
$26.95

There are two stories in play here, bound together when the elderly, demented Harry Eide escapes his sickbed and vanishes into the Minnesota wilderness —instantly changing the Eide family forever. He'd done this once before, thirty-some years earlier, in 1963 with his son Gus. It's certainly a journey Gus has never forgotten. Now—with his father pronounced dead—Gus relates this harrowing story to Berit Lovig, who'd waited nearly thirty years for Harry. So, a middle-aged man rectifying his personal history, an aging lady wrestling with her own, and with the entire history of Gunflint. This is a story about the power of relationships the power of storytelling. Peter's use of language is mesmerizing. Trust us; if you loved The Lighthouse Road, you will be amazed by this breathtaking story.