People of the whale : a novel / Linda Hogan.
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.
- ISBN: 9780393064575
- ISBN: 0393064573
- Physical Description: 303 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2008.
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