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Author Weller, Lance.

Title Wilderness : a novel / Lance Weller.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION WELLER    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  FIC WELLER    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F WELLER    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION WELLER    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F WELLER    Check Shelf
 Granby, F.H. Cossitt Branch - Adult  F WEL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  F WELLER, L.    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC WELLER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-WELLER    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 293 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Thirty years after the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness left him maimed, Abel Truman has found his way to the edge of the continent, the rugged, majestic coast of Washington State, where he lives alone in a driftwood shack with his beloved dog. Wilderness is the story of Abel, now an old and ailing man, and his heroic final journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains. It's a quest he has little hope of completing but still must undertake to settle matters of the heart that predate even the horrors of the war. As Abel makes his way into the foothills, the violence he endures at the hands of two thugs who are after his dog is crosscut with his memories of the horrors of the war, the friends he lost, and the savagery he took part in and witnessed. And yet, darkness is cut by light, especially in the people who have touched his life--from Jane Dao-Ming Poole, the daughter of murdered Chinese immigrants, to Hypatia, an escaped slave who nursed him back to life, and finally to the unbearable memory of the wife and child he lost as a young man. Haunted by tragedy, loss, and unspeakable brutality, Abel has somehow managed to hold on to his humanity, finding way stations of kindness along his tortured and ultimately redemptive path.
Subject Soldiers -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Olympic Mountains (Wash.) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781608199372 hardback
1608199371 hardback
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