A Novel of the Pacific Northwest
As Skookum Summer begins, the year is 1981, and reporterTom Dawson slinks back to his tiny Puget Sound hometown after making adisastrous mistake at the LA Times. Working reluctantly at thelocal weekly, the Big Skookum Echo, Tom is drawn intoinvestigating a powerful logger’s murder. As the mystery deepens,the murder exposes the strains on the community as pollution,development, and global change threaten traditional Northwestlivelihoods. Hart weaves together a gripping and suspenseful plot withrichly observed Pacific Northwest history and a vivid picture of acommunity on the brink of change.
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