The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Wintering by Peter Geye, a free program being offered at the following dates and locations:
Monday, September 19, 1:00 p.m.
Gilbert Public Library
Monday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 p.m.
Babbitt Public Library
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Two Harbors Public Library
Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.
Hibbing Public Library
Wednesday, September 21, 3:30 p.m.
Calumet Public Library
Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.
Marble Public Library
Thursday, September 22, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Virginia Public Library
Thursday, September 22, 3:30 p.m.
Moose Lake Public Library
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.
Carlton Public Library
Friday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.
Silver Bay Public Library
Friday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.
Grand Marais Public Library
Saturday, September 24, 10:30 a.m.
Cloquet Public Library
Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p.m.
Eveleth Public Library
Monday, September 26, 1:00 p.m.
Mt. Iron Public Library
Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
International Falls Public Library
Tuesday, September 27, 1:30 p.m.
Aurora Public Library
Tuesday, September 27, 3:30 p.m.
Hoyt Lakes Public Library
Join us for Wintering, Peter Geye’s third novel set on the shores of Lake Superior. Follow a father and son’s epic journey into the forbidding wilds of the Boundary Waters.
Two stories unfold, the first when a now demented and elderly Harry escapes his sickbed and vanishes into the woods, instantly changing the Eide family, and many other lives, forever. He’d done this once before, some thirty years earlier in 1963, fleeing a crumbling marriage and bringing along Gus, his eighteen-year-old son, pitching a voyage into the wilderness as an adventure, one to last the winter, one to reenact the ancient voyageur’s journeys of discovery.
It’s certainly a season that Gus has never forgotten. And now, with his father pronounced dead, Gus relates their adventures of that season-the waterfalls and big winds, the endless paddling and portaging, the fantastical maps duplicated by Harry and relied on too much, the sense of not being alone, and the fact of the same-to Berit Lovig, who’d spent much of her life waiting for Harry to find her. Together, Gus and Berit fill in the stories of Harry’s life, and of the life of the town of Gunflint.
This presentation will include slides of the sources that inspired and informed the writing of this novel, including images of the maps that play a central role in the story, and in the exploration of this territory.
Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University. Geye was born and raised in Minnesota and continues to live here with his wife and three children. He is the author of the award winning novels, Safe from The Sea and The Lighthouse Road.
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/whats-new, find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy, on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/alexisleitgeb/legacy-events, or like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.