A middle-aged man who has taught for twenty-three years, more from habit than total commitment to his profession, is forced to come to terms with his identity, farm life, thirty-year marriage, and affair with an eighteen-year-old student in a Michigan community of the 1950's
A tangled love story set amid the wilds of northern Michigan. Joseph Lundgren, the farmer of the title, lives alone on the backwoods farm he grew up on. Teaching in the village school, he falls in deeply in love with one of his students just as an ancient, unrequited love comes back into his life after a long absence.
- Fiction + Literature Genres
- February 1, 1989
- October 15, 1980
- Jim Harrison