Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Northwest writer Jonathan Evison, author of "West of Here
," the award-winning novel that became an instant New York Times bestseller and the #1 Indie Next Pick in hardcover. West of Here
is set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State’s rugged Pacific coast, With one segment of the narrative focused on the town’s founders circa 1890, and another showing the lives of their descendants in 2006, the novel develops as a kind of conversation between two epochs, one rushing blindly toward the future and the other struggling to undo the damage of the past.
An exposition on the effects of time, on how something said or done in one generation keeps echoing through all the years that follow, and how mistakes keep happening, and people keep on trying to be strong and brave and, most important, just and right.
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