Sailor Song

Sailor Song

Book - 1992
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This epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our time. Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad-dog development, Sailor Song is a wild, rollicking novel, a dark and cosmic romp. The town and its denizens--colorful refugees from the Lower Forty-Eight and DEAPs (Descendants of Early Aboriginal Peoples)--are seduced and besieged by a Hollywood crew, come to film the classic children's book The Sea Lion. The ensuing turf war escalates into a struggle for the soul of the town as the novel spins and swirls toward a harrowing climax. Writing with a spectacular range of language and style, Kesey has given us a unique and powerful novel about America.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992.
ISBN: 9780140139976
Branch Call Number: FIC KESEY
Characteristics: 533 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 09, 2015

Divining the essence of the Northwest is what Kesey does best. This fun story of this Alaskan town brushing up against modernity reflects the quirky NW style fiction Kesey helped establish.


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