But Not for Long

But Not for Long

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Baker & Taylor
Joining a Madison food cooperative only to be followed by the alcoholic husband she left, career-minded Greta finds herself an unlikely insider in the stately home shared by Karin and Hal, whose own respective crises mirror upheavals in the natural worldsurrounding them.

McMillan Palgrave
Hard-shelled, career-minded Greta is the newest and least likely member of a sustainable foods cooperative house in Madison, Wisconsin. Shortly after she joins Karin and Hal in their stately residence near campus, the husband Greta left appears on their porch, drunk, and the reason for her sudden appearance becomes clear. Yet the house members already have plenty to occupy them: a series of summer blackouts has unearthed a disquietude lurking just under the surface for each of the three residents. Gas is dwindling, electricity is unreliable, and the natural world around them is in upheaval. The uneasiness of the environ ment mirrors that of Greta, Hal, and Karin as they each make efforts to resolve their own personal crises. With subtle attunement to the hovering uncertainty affecting each of her characters, Wildgen crafts a story both terrifying and beautiful.



Blackwell North Amer
Hard-shelled, career-minded Greta is the newest and least likely member of a sustainable foods cooperative house in Madison, Wisconsin. Shortly after she joins Karin and Hal in their stately residence near campus, the husband Greta left appears on their porch, drunk, and the reason for her sudden appearance becomes clear. Yet the house members already have plenty to occupy them: a series of summer blackouts has unearthed a disquietude lurking just under the surface for each of the three residents. Gas is dwindling, electricity is unreliable, and the natural world around them is in upheaval. The uneasiness of the environment mirrors that of Greta, Hal, and Karin as they each make efforts to resolve their own personal crises. With subtle attunement to the hovering uncertainty affecting each of her characters, Wildgen crafts a story both terrifying and beautiful.

Baker
& Taylor

Joining a Madison sustainable-foods cooperative only to be followed by the alcoholic husband she left, career-minded Greta finds herself an unlikely insider in the stately home shared by Karin and Hal, whose own respective crises mirror upheavals in the natural world surrounding them. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312571412
0312571410
Branch Call Number: FICTION WILDG...M
Characteristics: viii, 325 pages ; 22 cm

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