True North by Jim Harrison audiobook

True North

By Jim Harrison
Read by Christopher Lane

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786186891

  • ISBN: 9780786186310

  • ISBN: 9780786185603

  • ISBN: 9781433269158

Runtime: 11.05 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, as well as his father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots.

The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a malevolent father and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family by taking up with the son of their half-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way. As David comes into to adulthood enlightened by three unforgettably intoxicating women, he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the wood of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as with the working people who made their wealth possible. With thirty years of searching for the truth of what his family has done while trying to make amends, David looks closely at the root of his father's evil—and threatens, like Icarus, to destroy himself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Harrison consistently commands our attention for his humanity and his tenderness…True North [is] a great achievement.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“His descriptions of flora and fauna stand at the head of the line of American writers. True North is no exception. When Harrison writes about a blizzard, you shiver. When he describes a thunderstorm, you see lightning.” San Francisco Chronicle
“The many pleasures embedded within make True North another necessary installment in the work of one of the finest writers working today.” Seattle Times
“True North, with its tensions, tenderness, wisdom, violence and salvation, is a truly American novel.” Dallas Morning News
“Harrison’s forte is plumbing the depths of the human psyche, and in True North, he goes off the high dive, knifing toward the bottom of the deep end...[Christopher Lane] is pitch-perfect in this, moving with ease through Harrison’s lovely sentences. He never wallows in Burkett’s despair, but neither does he fail to take it seriously. He comes across as being as reflective and sensitive as Burkett.” Houston Chronicle
“Harrison combines a love of nature and life in the wild, which he describes in splendid, soaring prose, with a rich and troubled conscience tortured by the ambiguities of modern life…[Harrison] bursts through with splashes of true brilliance.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Lane succeeds in creating a sympathetic take on the young man as he navigates through making amends for his own comfort at the expense of the great woods around him…Both his humanity and his narration of Harrison’s beautiful nature prose make this an audiobook worth exploring.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English