The Seal Wife

The Seal Wife

A Novel

Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Sent north to Anchorage, Alaska, to establish an observatory in 1915, Bigelow, a young scientist, finds himself unprepared for the harsh loneliness of a frontier railroad town or the twenty-hour winter nights and becomes driven by his all-consuming love for an enigmatic woman known as the Aleut. 50,000 first printing.

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Set in Alaska in 1915, it tells the story of a young scientist's consuming love for a woman known as the Aleut, a woman who never speaks, who refuses to reveal so much as her name.
Born and educated in midwestern cities, Bigelow is sent north by the United States government to establish a weather observatory in Anchorage. But what could have prepared him for the loneliness of a railroad town with more than two thousand men and only a handful of women, or for winter nights twenty hours long? And what can protect him from obsession - obsession with a woman who seems in her silence and mystery to possess the power to destroy his life forever, and obsession with the weather kite he invents, a kite he hopes will fly higher than any has ever flown before and will penetrate the secrets of the heavens?

Baker
& Taylor

Sent north to Anchorage, Alaska, to establish an observatory in 1915, Bigelow, a young scientist, finds himself unprepared for the loneliness of a frontier railroad town and becomes driven by his all-consuming love for an enigmatic woman known as the Aleut.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375506291
0375506292
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 24 cm.

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erinsnest
May 24, 2013

I started this book on May 21, 2013. I think I have seen the movie a long time ago......May 24, not making great progress, I should be finished this by now, but....also watching season 4 of Heros, so that is slowing me down. (Great bird watching at the cabin is also a bit distracting! 2 unusual types spotted, black headed grosbeak, and my first ever sighting of a Lazuli bunting!)......May 26, finished this off tonight, the last 2/3 must have been good as I couldn't keep my nose out of it. I would have to put this one in the weird but somewhat wonderful category. I am interested to read Kathyn's "The Kiss," her memoir, which might give me a hint as to why I found this book a little on the weird side? If I can find the movie, I would like to watch it again, now that I have read the book.....no luck finding the video, maybe I read this book before, because I was sure I watched it!!!!?? Funny...........June 2, just finished "The Kiss," and it certainly explains why I found this book slightly weird. Truth is certainly stranger than fiction!!!

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