Undiscovered country

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Little, Brown and Co.,
Pub. Date:
2008.
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First edition.
Language:
English
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IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 13
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Unaware that his life is about to change in ways he can't imagine, seventeen-year-old Jesse Matson ventures into the northern Minnesota woods with his father on a cold November afternoon. Perched on individual hunting stands a quarter-mile apart, they wait with their rifles for white-tailed deer. When the muffled crack of a gunshot rings out, Jesse unaccountably knows something is wrong-and he races through the trees to find his dad dead of a rifle wound, apparently self-inflicted. But would easygoing Harold Matson really kill himself? If so, why? Haunted by the ghost of his father, Jesse delves into family secrets, wrestles with questions of justice and retribution, and confronts the nature of his own responsibility. And just when he's decided that he alone must shoulder his family's burden, the beautiful and troubled Christine Montez enters his life, forcing him to reconsider his plans. In spare, elegant prose, Lin Enger tells the story of a young man trying to hold his family together in a world tipped suddenly upside down. Set among pristine lakes and beneath towering pines, Undiscovered Country is at once a bold reinvention of Shakespeare's Hamlet and a hair-bristling story of betrayal, revenge, and the possibilities of forgiveness.
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9780316006941
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Grouping Title undiscovered country
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display_description While hunting in the cold Minnesota woods, 17-year-old Jesse Matson's life is forever changed when he discovers his father, dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But would easygoing Harold Matson really kill himself? If so, why? And just where was Jesse's uncle Clay--always jealous of Harold, and a bit too friendly with Jesse's mother--that cold afternoon?
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Forgiveness -- Fiction, Minnesota -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction
title_display Undiscovered country
title_full Undiscovered country / Lin Enger
title_short Undiscovered country
topic_facet Family secrets, Fathers and sons, Forgiveness, Revenge