People of the Whale: A Novel
"Deeply ecological, original, and spellbinding." —Booklist, starred review
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bibliofemmes - LibraryThing
As a group we loved the fluidity of the writing and language, the lullaby sense of ebb and flow. Hogan examines the themes of heroism, community and spirituality through the eyes of gender. The male ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Laurenbdavis - LibraryThing
This is one of those books I'm going to re-read. It's just so RICH. The writing is astounding, and the story is compelling. Such wisdom and healing - wide and deep as the sea, and the whales and the ... Read full review