Undiscovered Country

A Novel
University of Minnesota Press
  • erscheint ca. am 13. Oktober 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-1-5179-1052-5 (ISBN)
Now in paperback-a bold reinvention of Shakespeare's Hamlet and a hair-bristling story of betrayal, revenge, and the possibilities of forgiveness

On a cold November afternoon in northern Minnesota, seventeen-year-old Jesse Matson finds his hunting partner-his father-sprawled on the forest floor, dead of a rifle wound. Authorities rule it a suicide, but Jesse is not convinced. Haunted by the ghost of his dad, and compelled by recently unearthed secrets, he is forced to wrestle with questions of justice and retribution even as he tries to hold his family, and himself, together.
  • Englisch
  • Minnesota
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
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  • Dicke: 38 mm
978-1-5179-1052-5 (9781517910525)

Lin Enger is author of American Gospel (Minnesota, 2020) and The High Divide, a finalist for awards presented by the Midwest Booksellers, the Society of Midland Authors, and Reading the West. His stories have been published in literary journals including Glimmer Train, Ascent, and American Fiction. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has received a James Michener Award, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, and a Jerome travel grant. He teaches English at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
"Brings the heft of Shakespearean drama to the north woods of Minnesota. In a cleanly elegant narrative, Enger weaves a winter's tale of betrayal and ghosts, of one son's debt to his father and the wages of vengeance."-Claire Davis, author of Winter Range

"At once both otherworldly and shockingly real, Undiscovered Country reinvents the conundrum of love and loss facing a modern-day Hamlet. This first novel by Lin Enger is sincerely rendered and honestly invoked."-Tom Bailey, author of The Grace That Keeps This World

"Lin Enger starts Undiscovered Country with a literal bang and continues to ratchet up the tension. His characters are vivid and complex, and his descriptions of northern Minnesota in winter are astonishing. This retelling of a Shakespearean tragedy is powerful and engrossing."-Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948

"This is a novel of luminous sentences that carry us across a landscape of love and loss to a deeper understanding of our own lives, and of our desire to be forgiven and redeemed. It is a joy to read."-Don J. Snyder, author of The Cliff Walk and Of Time & Memory

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