➵ The Living: A Novel Read ➼ Author Annie Dillard – Bluevapours.co.uk Ninety miles north of Seattle on the Washington coast lies Bellingham Bay, where a rough settlement founded in the s would become the town of Whatcom Here, the Lummi and Nooksack Indian people fish an Ninety miles north of Seattle on the Washington coast lies Bellingham Bay, where a rough settlement founded in the s would become the town of Whatcom Here, the Lummi and Nooksack Indian people fish and farm, hermits pay their debts in sockeye salmon, and miners track goldbearing streamsHere, too, is the intimate, murderous tale of three men Clare Fishburn believes that greatness lies in store for him John Ireland Sharp, an educated orphan, abandons hope when he sees socialists expel the Chinese workers from the region Beal Obenchain, who lives in a cedar stump, threatens Clare Fishburn's lifeA killer lashes a Chinese worker to a wharf piling at low tide Settlers pour in to catch the boom the railroads bring People give birth, drown, burn, inherit rich legacies, and commit expensive larcenies All this takes place a hundred years ago, when these vital, ruddy men and women were ''the living''.
Annie Dillard born April , is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non fiction She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir Her work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Dillard taught for years in the English department of Wesleyan Unive.
- 464 pages
- The Living: A Novel
- Annie Dillard
- 10 May 2018 Annie Dillard