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People of the Whale
by Linda Hogan


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780393335347
  • ISBN-10: 0393335348
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 303
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.56 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds


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