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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library MAL (Text) 33500013294855 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library MAL (Text) 33500013294863 New Checked out 11/09/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781641292207
  • ISBN: 1641292202
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho, [2020]

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"Recovering from a terrible auto accident just before the turn of the millennium, college dropout and hobbyist computer-game programmer Lucien Swenson becomes the caretaker of a house in northern Minnesota. Lucien sets out to find a missing woman he had been having an affair with, who vanished along with money stolen from the bank where they had worked together. His search will take him to Rose of Sharon, a white supremacist church deep in the wilderness, where a cabal of outcasts wait for the end of the world at a place they call The Land. Lucien is visited at the house by wolves and a mysterious guest, who may not be who she claims, as well as a vast flock of violent ravens out of an apocalyptic vision. At once a mystery and spiritual noir, The Land explores the dark side of belief, the uniquely American obsession with end times and racial identity, and the sacrifices we make for those we love"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    When beautiful Maura goes missing, 21-year-old Lucien, with whom she has been having an affair, goes in search of her. His quest leads him to the Rose of Sharon, a white-supremacist church where Maura's husband, Eli, is the assistant pastor. Keeping his identity secret, Lucien—hoping to discover Maura's whereabouts—ingratiates himself with the leaders of the church, including Mother Sophie, its blind founder who miraculously cures him of his migraines. It's the winter of 1999, and Y2K looms, promising—so the Rose of Sharon's white-supremacist congregation believes—the apocalypse. In the meantime, Lucien, a computer nerd, is developing a computer game called The Land, which coincidentally (not!) is the name of the supremacist camp. What are the hate-filled Rose of Sharon leaders planning? Maltman's very dark novel deals dramatically with considerations of good and evil, of angels and demons, creating a visceral sense of danger, for Lucien's life will be at risk if his identity and his relationship with Maura are discovered. Metaphysics and mystery merge in this haunting, thought-provoking story. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Thomas Maltman has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. His second novel, Little Wolves, was an Indie Next pick and an All Iowa Reads selection. He teaches at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area.

Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
White supremacy movements > Fiction.
Fundamentalist churches > Fiction.
Racism > Religious aspects > Fiction.
Nineteen ninety-nine, A.D > Fiction.
Visions > Fiction.
Minnesota > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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