By Patrick Gale
To discover your self, occasionally you need to lose everything.
A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has conference at each step. Even the beginnings of a bootleg, harmful affair do little to shake the principles of his muted lifestyles - till the surprise of discovery and the specter of arrest expense him everything.
Forced to desert his spouse and baby, Harry symptoms up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. distant and unforgiving, his dispensed domicile in a spot referred to as iciness is an international clear of the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And but it really is right here, remoted in a possible harsh panorama, below the specter of battle, insanity and an evil guy of indisputable magnetism that the struggle for survival will show in Harry an internal power and ability for romance past whatever he has ever recognized before.
In this beautiful trip of self-discovery, loosely in keeping with a true lifestyles kin secret, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, either brutal and breathtaking. it's a novel of secrets and techniques, sexuality and, finally, of serious love.
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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.
Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.
Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas. Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale