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Karl Marlantes
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Deep River

Karl Marlantes


Atlantic Books

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Historical adventure;
Historical fiction;
Advocate - Fiction


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In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings - Ilmari, Matti and the politicized young Aino - are forced to flee to the western edges of the United States. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness. But while they are tearing down ancient, colossal trees, Aino is striving to build up the country's first radical union movements.

In lucid, luminous prose, Marlantes masterfully depicts the tyranny of nascent America, the limits of human survival and the enduring might of family love.

By:   Karl Marlantes
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 51mm
Weight:   980g
ISBN:   9781786498830
ISBN 10:   1786498839
Pages:   736
Publication Date:   August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts and ten air medals. He is the author of the international bestseller Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War. He now lives in Washington state.

Bewildering and brilliantly rendered. * The Times, on Matterhorn * Astonishing... Marlantes steps alongside Stephen Crane, Joseph Heller and even Ernest Hemingway. * Observer, on Matterhorn * Incredible... I came close to reading it in one sitting. * Sunday Times, on Matterhorn *

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