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A Brief History of the Flood, Harfenist, Jean

A Brief History of the Flood

Authors: Harfenist, Jean
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC029000
ISBN: 9780307424273, Related ISBNs: 0307424278, 0375413936, 0375713352, 9780307424273, 9780375413933
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Lillian Anderson is a strong-minded, backwoods-Minnesota girl, well-versed in the basics of survival. She can find air to breathe under a capsized boat, drive in a blizzard, or capture a wild duck. As part of a large struggling family, she tiptoes around her explosive father whose best days always come right after he’s poached something and her neurotically optimistic mother whose bursts of vigor bring added chaos. Lillian barrels through adolescence with no illusions about her future, honing her clerical skills while working the nightshift as a salad girl in the airport kitchen. Just as she’s on her feet and moving out, their house is literally sinking into the marsh. Stunningly honest, this story explores the fierce love that binds family together.

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