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Haven's Wake (Flyover Fiction)

Haven's Wake (Flyover Fiction)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780803243576
  • Publisher: Bison Books
  • Release Date: Mar 01, 2013
  • Edition: 0
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.57 x 8.40 x 5.56 inches


Early July, and the corn in eastern Nebraska stands ten feet tall; after a near-decade of drought, it seems too good to be true, and everyone is watching the sky for trouble. For the Grebels, whose plots of organic crops trace a modest patchwork among the vast fields of soybeans and corn, trouble arrives from a different quarter in the form of Elsa’s voice on her estranged son’s answering machine: “Your father’s dead. You’ll probably want to come home.” 

When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of this Mennonite family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime’s worth of love and faith, betrayal and shame. Through the competing voices of those gathered for Haven Grebel’s funeral, acts of loyalty and failures, long-suppressed resentments and a tragic secret are brought to light, expressing a larger, complex truth.

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