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The Resource The Lighthouse Road

The Lighthouse Road

Label
The Lighthouse Road
Title
The Lighthouse Road
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Geye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story moves back and forth in time from the arrival of Thea from her isolated village in arctic Norway in search of a new life in the near wilderness of a small town and logging camp on the shore of Lake Superior to the travails of her orphaned son, Odd, some twenty years later. When Thea's aunt and uncle do not meet her boat as planned, she's initially left abandoned with no money or prospects and without speaking the language. Befriended by a local businessman and apothecary with secrets of his own, she obtains work as a cook in the nearby logging camp. While living through one of the coldest and threatening winters in memory, she is raped by an itinerant peddler and petty criminal. She delivers the baby in a blinding snowstorm the next fall, attended by her original benefactor and his “daughter" who is also the town's surgeon and midwife, but she soon dies of childbirth complications. The apothecary, Grimm, takes the infant into his household and the boy is raised more or less by the entire town, eventually growing up under Grimm's influence to be a fisherman, smuggler for Grimm's whiskey trade, and a boat builder. Still, he struggles to find himself and to reconcile the loss of his mother, and he becomes increasingly troubled by Grimm's criminal enterprises and dirty secrets until an unlikely love affair puts everything on a collision course
Member of
Summary
In the wilds of early-20th-century Duluth, Minnesota, the orphan son of a immigrant woman tries to build a life for him and the woman he loves
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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10151333
Cataloging source
DLC
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Geye, Peter
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Eide family novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lighthouse Road
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9daae413-517e-458e-8026-7ab76ed82036
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609530853
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lighthouse Road
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9daae413-517e-458e-8026-7ab76ed82036
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781609530853
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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