People of the Whale by Linda Hogan audiobook

People of the Whale: A Novel

By Linda Hogan
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433244308

  • ISBN: 9781433244285

  • ISBN: 9781433244315

  • ISBN: 9781433276620

Runtime: 10.42 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Raised in a small Native American village by the sea, Thomas Witka Just has just married his childhood sweetheart when an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever. Cut off from his community and traumatized by war, he finds refuge in another tribal village there and fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home many years later, he finds his tribe in conflict over a decision to hunt a whale, a spiritual symbol for his people. Torn by guilt, yet desperate to return to a life of authenticity, Thomas realizes he must reconcile his two existences if he is to help heal his equally fractured community. With a keen sense of the sacredness of nature and the trauma of war, People of the Whale is a compassionate novel about the painful moral choices humans make and how the lost soul of a man or a people is restored.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hogan, a poet, essayist, and quintessential econovelist, dramatizes the interconnectivity of cultural extinction, environmental destruction, and war as she parallels Ruth’s courageous defense of the living world with Thomas’ suffering and secret life in Vietnam. She also links the near genocide of aboriginal peoples with the near extinction of marine life. Deeply ecological, original, and spellbinding, Hogan ascends to an even higher plane in this hauntingly beautiful novel of the hidden dimensions of life, and all that is now imperiled.” Booklist (starred review)
“Hogan employs just the right touch of spiritualism in this engrossing tale…[She] comes up with a powerful, romantic crescendo.” Publishers Weekly
“Stefan Rudnicki effectively uses his deep voice to render Thomas as a lost soul and his abandoned wife, Ruth, as the conscience of the tribe…Rudnicki’s timing is impeccable.” AudioFile
“Hogan’s combination of mythic and realistic elements results in a spiritual listening experience, while Audie® Award–winning narrator Stefan Rudnicki’s perfectly paced and sonorous diction adds just the right weight. Recommended for public libraries with a demand for Hogan’s earlier works.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Linda Hogan

Author Bio: Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Mean Spirit. Her other honors include an American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English