Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, “Safe from the Sea” is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father 35 years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since.
When his father for the first time finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other.
The event will take place at the Cambridge Campus of Anoka Ramsey Community College in Room G202 on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis and has received his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing. Books will be available for purchase.
The Cambridge 2013 One Book One Community Wide Reading program is sponsored by the Minnesota Writer Program at Anoka Ramsey Community College, the Cambridge Branch of East Central Regional Library, the Friends of the Cambridge Library, the Cambridge Rotary Club, District 911 Community Ed, Scout & Morgan Books and Paul Skogerson/Intelligent Document Technologies.