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True North (2004) [Novel]
by Jim Harrison Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 2.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force, and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way. As David comes to adulthood, he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as with the working people who made their wealth possible. In the course of thirty years of searching for the truth of what his family has done and trying to make amends, David looks closely at the root of his father's evil - and threatens to destroy himself.

Original title: True North
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: True North

True North (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Earnest, initially riveting...Harrison's tragic sense of history and his ironic insight into the depravities of human nature are as potent as ever and bring deeper meaning to his (eventually) redemptive tale." Publishers Weekly
  • "Brooding, occasionally brutal...Bleak and uncompromising, but stout-hearted readers will be impressed by Harrisoon's fierce passion and dark poetry." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Reading Jim Harrison is about as close as one can come in comtemporary fiction to experiencing the abundant pleasures of living." Porter Shreve, The Boston Globe
  • "Harrison has quietly established one of the deeper canons in modern American letters." Denver Post
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True North (May 10, 2004)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802117732
Dimensions: 9.34 x 6.36 x 1.29
Pages: 388

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