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Inland / Téa Obreht.

Obreht, Téa, author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library OBR (Text) 33500013107743 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library OBR (Text) 33500013107735 New Checked out 10/03/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812992861
  • ISBN: 0812992865
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her two older sons, who have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, a boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and a seventeen year old maid named Josie, her husband's cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworker, a former outlaw, and a man haunted by ghosts--he sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie's stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the classical American genre of the Western, making it entirely--and unforgettably--her own"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* Obreht, whose award-winning debut, The Tiger's Wife (2011), became an international bestseller, brings her extraordinarily intricate worldview, psychological and social acuity, descriptive artistry, and shrewd, witty, and zestful storytelling to another provocative inquiry into the mysteries of place, nature, and human complexities. In this audacious tale in sync with those of Rick Bass, Hannah Tinti, and Karen Russell, we're privy to the thoughts of two haunted characters running on separate, ultimately colliding tracks. Lurie is a young fugitive roaming the Southwest, communing with ghosts, and puzzling over his distant origins. Nora's escalating struggle takes place on a drought-stricken homestead in the Arizona Territory in 1893. Even though she converses with her dead first child, she blames clairvoyant Josie for Nora's youngest son's claim that he's seen a frightful winged beast. While Nora's newspaper-owner husband is off searching for water and their older sons are responsible for the paper, a vicious controversy whips up like a dust devil and Nora's already precarious situation worsens. Smart, funny, and ruthless, Nora is a marvel of shocking contradictions. Kind Lurie stumbles into a surreal bit of little-known actual history involving the U.S. army. As her protagonists' lives converge, Obreht inventively and scathingly dramatizes the delirium of the West—its myths, hardships, greed, racism, sexism, and violence—in a tornadic novel of stoicism, anguish, and wonder. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Téa Obreht’s debut novel, The Tiger's Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was an international bestseller. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, and Zoetrope: All-Story, among many others. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, she now lives in New York with her husband and teaches at Hunter College.

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Outlaws > Fiction.
West (U.S.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Westerns.
Genre: Western fiction.
Ghost stories.
Western stories.

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