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The Resource Deep river : a novel, Karl Marlantes

Deep river : a novel, Karl Marlantes

Label
Deep river : a novel
Title
Deep river
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karl Marlantes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Karl Marlantes's debut novel Matterhorn has been hailed as a modern classic of war literature. In his new novel, Deep River, Marlantes turns to another mode of storytelling--the family epic--to craft a stunningly expansive narrative of human suffering, courage, and reinvention. In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings--Ilmari, Matti, and the politicized young Aino--are forced to flee to the United States. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, the siblings settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labor movements begin to catch fire. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness--climbing and felling trees one-hundred meters high--while Aino, foremost of the books many strong, independent women, devotes herself to organizing the industry's first unions. As the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind. Layered with fascinating historical detail, this is a novel that breathes deeply of the sun-dappled forest and bears witness to the stump-ridden fields the loggers, and the first waves of modernity, leave behind. At its heart, Deep River is an ambitious and timely exploration of the place of the individual, and of the immigrant, in an America still in the process of defining its own identity"--
  • In the early 1900s, as Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings-- Ilmari, Matti, and their sister Aino-- are forced to flee to the United States. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, they settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labor movements begin to catch fire. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness--climbing and felling trees one-hundred meters high; Aino devotes herself to organizing the industry's first unions. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia’s imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the Koski siblings--Ilmari, Matti and the politicized young Aino--flee to the U.S., settling in a logging community in southern Washington
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Character
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10748846
Cataloging source
DLC
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Marlantes, Karl
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Families
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Logging
  • Labor unions
  • Finnish Americans
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
adult
Label
Deep river : a novel, Karl Marlantes
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065448980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
724 pages
Isbn
9781786498830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1080251732
Label
Deep river : a novel, Karl Marlantes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065448980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
724 pages
Isbn
9781786498830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1080251732

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