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True North

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ISBN-10: 0802142060

ISBN-13: 9780802142061

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jim Harrison, Jim Harrison

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Michigan has been home to Jim Harrison for most of his life, and here he has written the long-awaited novel of his homeland, the story of a family torn apart and a man engaged in profound reckoning with the damage scarred into the American soil. An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, "True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Jim Harrison was born December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Mich. to Winfield and Norma Harrison. After receiving his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1960 and his M.A. from the same school in 1964, Harrison briefly taught English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Legends of the Fall, written in 1979, was Harrison's first major work of fiction. Published as a set of three novellas, entitled Revenge, The Man Who Gave Up His Last Name, and Legends of the Fall, the trilogy explores the theme of revenge and the effect it has on all of those involved. In 1994, Harrison wrote the screenplay based on the novella Legends of the Fall for a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and…