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Safe from the Sea

(2009)
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Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father thirty-five years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since. When his father for the first time finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other. Meanwhile, Noah s own struggle to make a life with an absent father has found its real reward in his relationship with his sagacious wife, Natalie, whose complications with infertility issues have marked her husband s life in ways he only fully realizes as the reconciliation with his father takes shape. Peter Geye has delivered an archetypal story of a father and son, of the tug and pull of family bonds, of Norwegian immigrant culture, of dramatic shipwrecks and the business and adventure of Great Lakes shipping in a setting that simply casts a spell over the characters as well as the reader.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A tautly written gem." - Joseph Boyden


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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Safe from the Sea
Author(s): Peter Geye
ISBN: 1-60953-008-X / 978-1-60953-008-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unbridled Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Safe from the Sea
Author(s): Peter Geye
ISBN: 1-60953-057-8 / 978-1-60953-057-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unbridled Books
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Safe From the Sea
Author(s): Peter Geye
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May 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Safe From the Sea
Author(s): Peter Geye
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Safe From the Sea
Author(s): Peter Geye
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Safe From the Sea (Unabridged)
Author(s): Peter Geye
ISBN: 1-4498-6263-2 / 978-1-4498-6263-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Safe from the Sea
Author(s): Peter Geye
Publisher: Unbridled Books
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