In the Lake of the Woods
First published to critical acclaim by Houghton Mifflin, Tim O’Brien’s celebrated classic In the Lake of the Woods now returns to the house in a gorgeous new Mariner paperback edition. This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact... show more
First published to critical acclaim by Houghton Mifflin, Tim O’Brien’s celebrated classic In the Lake of the Woods now returns to the house in a gorgeous new Mariner paperback edition. This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
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This is a classic for me. I first read it ten years' ago and recently re-read it again. It's just a beautifully written detail of a broken love story.
All secrets lead to the dark, and beyond the dark there is only maybe.One of the final and most profound statements made in this thoroughly fascinating book, the above sentence, written by the author as part of a footnote within the story itself, provides a nearly complete summary of In the Lake of ...
I was hoping to love this book based on reviews I have read. The story revolves around a Vietnam vet, John Wade, who escapes to a cabin on a lake with his wife Kathy, after his failed run for Senate. Kathy disappears and the novel spins out a number of hypotheses for what may have happened. I didn't...
I can't believe I'm quitting a Tim O'Brien Book. He is one of my favorite authors. In fact, I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite between he, Flannery O'Connor, and Ian McEwan. However, this book was really not very good to me. The premise feels worn and the character was a horrible person ...
Great prose and a fascinating story.