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Hunter's moon : a novel in stories / Philip Caputo.

Caputo, Philip, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library CAP (Text) 33500013104088 New Checked out 10/07/2019
Mahnomen Public Library CAP (Text) 33500013104096 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627794763
  • ISBN: 162779476X
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Hunter's Moon is set in Michigan's wild, starkly beautiful Upper Peninsula, where a cast of recurring characters move into and out of each other's lives, building friendships, facing loss, confronting violence, trying to bury the past or seeking to unearth it. Once-a-year lovers, old high-school buddies on a hunting trip, a college professor and his wayward son, a middle-aged man and his grief-stricken father, come together, break apart, and, if they're fortunate, find a way forward.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    Caputo, celebrated author of the classic Vietnam memoir A Rumor of War (1977) as well as fiction, most recently the novel Some Rise by Sin (2017), knows something about combat and violence and the devastating toll it takes. The setting here is the vividly rendered Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but the battlefield nonetheless remains that of men's souls. While most of the tales involve hunting, Caputo has bigger game in his sights: a study of man versus nature as metaphor for man versus human nature. Both are red in tooth and claw. The linked stories introduce a cast of memorable, three-dimensional, recurring characters, but it is the larger themes of love and sacrifice and the fraught bonds of male relationships that provide the real connective tissue. Caputo expertly crafts his psychologically astute narratives to explore how fathers and sons, combat veterans, and old high-school pals attempt to navigate their own subtly complex emotional terrain to find peace, forgiveness, and hope. As in every battle, some survive and some do not, but Caputo does suggest, at the end, that healing is possible.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Pulitzer Prize-winning, deeply respected Caputo is always a big draw. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Philip Caputo is an award-winning journalist—the co-winner of a Pulitzer Prize—and the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Rumor of War, one of the most highly praised books of the twentieth century. His book, The Longest Road, was a New York Times bestseller. His novels include Acts of Faith, The Voyage, Horn of Africa, Crossers, and Some Rise by Sin. He and his wife, Leslie Ware, divide their time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Patagonia, Arizona.

Subject: Veterans > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Upper Peninsula (Mich.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

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