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The Lake Dreams the Sky

Wolfe, Swain

Verlag: Perennial (HarperCollins), 1999
ISBN 10: 0060929936 / ISBN 13: 9780060929930
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Titel: The Lake Dreams the Sky

Verlag: Perennial (HarperCollins)

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Paperback

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Inhaltsangabe: Myth, emotion, vision, and dream tell the story of legendary lovers who passion set the lake on fire.

Vom Autor: A Reader's Guide to The Work of Swain Wolfe At six or seven, I dreamed I was chased by a mob through the woods into a tower. I bolted the door and ran up the spiral stairs to the roof where icicles were melting in the sun. It occurred to me to become ice so the sun could melt me and I could escape. But intsead I was transformed into a heavy mist. I sank down into the mob. They inhaled me. I was the mob and they were me. Forty-five years later, that dream became an element of my first novel, The Woman Who Lives in the Earth. During my childhood, my father was director of a tuberculosis asylum where I explored the underground tunnels that connected the steam plant to the buildings. When my father died, my mother took her horses to a camp in the mountains. We guided hunters and dudes, traded horses, and poached deer. I worked the night shift on a lumber mill log pond in high school. Later, I got a job in the copper mines in Butte, Montana. In time I began to know the underground: how the veins of ore flowed through the mountain, how the temperature changed from level to level, and how the rail tracks jogged where the earth had slipped. One weekend I went for a drive and realized something was different: I could not look at the ground without wondering what was beneath its surface. Then I worked as a hooker and choker-setter for Cameron Logging in the Lolo Forest. Eventually, a kind of ecstasy overcame me, and I became conversant with trees. I fell in love with a girl who liked clay. I became a potter, then I made films--surreal, abstract, arty films. I spent a summer making a film about the children of migrant Mexican beet workers and forgot about pottery. For the next thirty years, I made films on ecology and cultural anthropology. I rewrote a film script as a short novel--The Woman Who Lives In the Earth, which I self-published through five printings and a life on credit cards. One day, the publisher of HarperCollins walked in the Boulder Bookstore and asked about regional bestsellers. Well, I can't keep this one in stock, the bookseller told him, and handed him my book.

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