People of the Whale
A NovelBook - 2009
Raised in a remote seaside village, Thomas Witka Just marries Ruth, his beloved since infancy. But an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever: cut off from his Native American community, he fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home a hero, he finds his tribe in conflict over the decision to hunt a whale, both a symbol of spirituality and rebirth and a means of survival. In the end, he reconciles his two existences, only to see tragedy befall the son he left behind.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: FIC HOGAN 2009
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 21 cm