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In the Lake of the Woods (1994) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

What happens to a marriage when the darkest secrets of your past find their way into the present?

On a lake deep in Minnesota's north woods, John and Kathy Wade are trying to reassemble their lives. John, a rising political star, has just suffered a devastating electoral defeat. Kathy attempts to comfort her husband, but soon it becomes apparent that something is horribly wrong between them, that they have hidden too much from each other. Then one day Kathy vanishes. Their boat is gone did she drown or is she lost? Or did she flee, disappearing into a new life? As a massive search gets under way, the possibilities multiply in terrifying directions. Uncovering the truth requires an investigation of Wade's life, and gradually we come to see that he is a sorcerer lost inside his own magic, a Houdini capable of escaping everything but the chains of his darkest secret.

Original title: In the Lake of the Woods
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: In the Lake of the Woods

In the Lake of the Woods (1994)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

What happens when the secret you've hidden from everyone, even yourself, finally breaks out? This question provides the dramatic premise for Tim O'Brien's brilliant new novel, and it drives a narrative of astonishing force and resonance.

On a lake deep in Minnesota's north woods, John and Kathy Wade are trying to reassemble their lives. John, a rising political star, has just suffered a devastating political defeat. Kathy attempts to comfort her husband but soon it becomes apparent that something is horribly wrong between them, that they have hidden too much from each other.

Then one day Kathy vanishes. Their boat is gone-did she drown or is she lost? Or did she flee, disappearing into a new life? As a massive search gets under way, the possibilities mulitply in terrifying directions. Uncovering the truth requires an investigation of Wade's life, and gradually we come to see that he is a sorcerer lost inside his own magic, a Houdini capable of escaping everything but the chains of his darkest secret.

As Tim O'Brien tells the story of a marriage built on deceit, he vividly illuminates the shifting, sometimes terrifying shape of the human heart. This beautifully crafted novel marks a new level of artistry for one of America's most gifted writers.

Language: English

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In the Lake of the Woods (October 1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, New York
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780395488898
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 in
Pages: 306

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