Skookum Summer
309 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 May 2015
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Skookum Summer

A Novel of the Pacific Northwest

University of Washington Press

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.

RELATED TOPICS: Fiction, Literature
Jack Hart is a former managing editor and writingcoach at the Oregonian and the author of Storycraft: TheComplete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction.
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