Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye audiobook

Safe From the Sea

By Peter Geye
Read by David Aaron Baker

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664401419

  • ISBN: 9781664509245

  • ISBN: 9781664656215

Runtime: 7.93 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Selected for the October 2010 Indie Next List

In his "finely crafted first novel" (Booklist), Peter Geye evokes the savage beauty of Lake Superior's north shore and the bittersweet reunion of a dying father and his hurting son after decades of estrangement. When Noah Torr returns to his family's Minnesota cabin to reconnect with his father, he learns for the first time what really happened 35 years ago-and how it changed his father forever. "This deeply moving, powerfully realized debut novel [is] inspiring, wise, and enthusiastically recommended for all readers."-Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Geye is a skilled and subtle observer. Throughout the book, readers are given an affectionate and perceptive view of roughhewn northern Minnesota, not only its Walden-esque lakes and forests, but also its thrifty and honest people…He also excels in creating characters who are ordinary and exceptional at the same time—high praise for any author. The characters in Safe from the Sea are maturely-crafted; there are no heroes or villains in the book, just good people working through tough issues with grace and good humor.” New York Journal of Books
“A deep hearted novel of bitten lives lived out on the cold shore of a ferocious world. In the silence of their existence, the dignity of their bearing, Geye compassionately renders the magnitudes of their despair, endurance, and greatness.” Robert Olmstead
“A lyric story of familial strife and reconciliation…Geye excels at capturing the importance of life’s seemingly small moments and at cataloging their beauty…Geye shows how relationships—however flawed the participants—can be salvaged and strengthened when people strive to make things work through understanding and the search for and sharing of the truth.” ForeWord
“A finely crafted first novel…Give this book to readers of David Guterson and Robert Olmstead, who will be captured by the themes of approaching death and the pain and solace provided by nature.” Booklist
“A rich, satisfying novel about family members who make amends after a lifetime of estrangement.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A reader can just about feel the cold spray of Lake Superior and taste the softness of the lefse…The best sections of Safe From the Sea are the stories Olaf tells, and the questions Noah asks, especially about the tragedy of the Ragnarøk. What we expect from a man vs nature story is not that man will win, but that man will be wise and valiant, and give it everything he has. Olaf’s account of the wreck lives up to the great tradition of adventure storytelling. His pain about the shipwreck is not only survivor’s angst, but also specific guilt about a lost shipmate that he has never shared before…Olaf’s last wish presents Noah with a watery physical challenge of his own, and gives the back end of the novel a touch of fairy tale, a la late John Cheever.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Geye tackles the subjects of death, dying, and living with admirable insight and courage…Geye engages the complexities of family dynamics skillfully and handles especially well the kind of family grudges and misunderstandings that can cripple relationships for decades, as they do here. Inspiring, wise, and enthusiastically recommended for all readers.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Geye

Author Bio: Peter Geye

Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he continues to live. His previous novels are Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English