Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination
Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Peter Geye to discuss his new novel Wintering.
Click here to listen to the show!
Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis where continues to live. He receieved his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MFA from the University of New Orleans, and his PhD from the Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing and was the editor of Third Coast. He has also been a bartender, bookseller, banker, copywriter and cook. He is also the author of the novels Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road.
Peter Geye Events:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – 7:00pm
314 Division Street, Northfield, MN
Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:30pm
Scout and Morgan Books
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:30pm
Thursday, July 21, 2016 7pm
Common Good Books
St. Paul, MN
Wintering by Peter Geye
When an ill Harry Eide goes missing from his sickbed into the northern MN winter, he’s assumed dead. As his son, Gus, awaits word of his father’s fate, he tells the story of the last time Harry took off into the wilderness in winter, pretending at a father-son trip to reenact the ancient voyageurs’ journeys of discovery with Gus in tow. But Harry was actually escaping Charlie Aas, his rival in life and in love – and Charlie tracked them on their journey. What unfolded in those woods has long been speculated over by the town, but remained a secret between Gus and Harry—one that is finally coming to light. Evocative and spare, WINTERING is a tale of a father, and a son’s, search for love, truth and understanding in the muted north of Minnesota.
Kirkus says “reminiscent of Jack London’s ‘To Build a Fire’ and Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, Geye’s narrative takes us deep into both human and natural wilderness.” And Richard Russo says “The last time I read a literary thriller so profound Cormac McCarthy’s name was on its spine. But Peter Geye is his own man and Wintering is as unique and menacingly beautiful as its Minnesota borderlands setting.”