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Outside Is the Ocean - (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Matthew Lansburgh (Paperback)
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Three days after her twentieth birthday, a young woman who grew up in Germany during World War II crosses the Atlantic to start a new life. Outside Is the Ocean traces Heike’s struggle to find love and happiness in America. After two marriages and a troubled relationship with her son, Heike adopts a disabled child from Russia, a strong-willed girl named Galina, who Heike hopes will give her the affection and companionship she craves. As Galina grows up, Heike’s grasp on reality frays, and she writes a series of letters to the son she thinks has abandoned her forever. It isn’t until Heike’s death that her son finds these letters and realizes how skewed his mother’s perceptions actually were.
Number of Pages: 174
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Iowa Short Fiction Award
Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
Author: Matthew Lansburgh
Street Date: October 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4569
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