In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

A Novel

Book - 2013
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A newly-wed couple escape a busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to lead a simple life there, fishing the lake, trapping the nearby woods and building a house upon the dirt between where they can raise a family. But as their every pregnancy fails, the child-obsessed husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife's beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods... A powerful exploration of the limits of parenthood and marriage.
Publisher: New York :, Soho Press,, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781616952532
Branch Call Number: FICTION BEL
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 24 cm.


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Jan 27, 2018

The most moving novel I've ever read. The style is unusual but the prose and story are incredibly beautiful. A rewarding read for those with the patience to read more than the first few chapters!

anitafournier Aug 01, 2014

UGH, can't believe that a publisher ever accepted this book. Flipped through the book after getting through the first 2 chapters and the last page was just as bad as the first. I can't believe that ANYONE has ever read this cover to cover!

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