Peter Geye reads from his new novel at Magers & Quinn–Monday, October 18, at 7:30pm. Details are here.
Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father thirty-five years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since. When his father for the first time finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other.
“Peter Geye has caught the essence of Minnesota’s exotic and remote North Shore of Lake Superior juxtaposed with a story of the poignant struggle between adult children and elderly parents.”–Anita Zager, Northern Lights Bookstore, Duluth, MN
Peter Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PHD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and continues to live there with his wife and three children. Safe from the Sea is his first novel.–David E