West of Here
By Jonathan Evison
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565129528, 486pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
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More than a century later, his great-great grandson, a middle manager at a failing fish- packing plant, is destined to oversee the undoing of that vision, as the great Thornburgh dam is marked for demolition, having blocked the very lifeline that could have sustained the town. "West of Here" is a grand and playful odyssey, a multilayered saga of destiny and greed, adventure and passion, that chronicles the life of one small town, turning America's history into myth, and myth into a nation's shared experience.
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