The seal wife: a novel
Set in Alaska in 1915, it tells the story of a young scientist's consuming love for a woman known as the Aleut, a woman who never speaks, who refuses to reveal so much as her name.Born and educated in midwestern cities, Bigelow is sent north by the United States government to establish a weather observatory in Anchorage. But what could have prepared him for the loneliness of a railroad town with more than two thousand men and only a handful of women, or for winter nights twenty hours long? And what can protect him from obsession - obsession with a woman who seems in her silence and mystery to possess the power to destroy his life forever, and obsession with the weather kite he invents, a kite he hopes will fly higher than any has ever flown before and will penetrate the secrets of the heavens?
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|Grouping Title||seal wife|
|Grouping Author||harrison kathryn|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-02 04:48:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-21 04:44:17AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Westover Adult Fiction|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|title_display||The seal wife : a novel|
|title_full||The seal wife : a novel / Kathryn Harrison|
|title_short||The seal wife|