People of the whale

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W.W. Norton,
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A powerful story of a Vietnam veteran torn between his war experience and his Native American community.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Culture conflict -- Fiction, Indians of North America -- Fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction
title_display People of the whale
title_full People of the whale / Linda Hogan
title_short People of the whale