Virgil Wander: a novel

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The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a "formidably gifted" ( Chicago Tribune ) master storyteller.
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auth_author2 Andrews, MacLeod,
author Leif Enger
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display_description "An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart"-- When Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander's car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior he survives, but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals. Into this community returns a prodigal son, Adam Leer, who may hold the key to reviving their town. -- adapted from jacket. "An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Small town cinema owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his Pontiac flies off a bridge into the icy depths of Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening into his new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals... Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son, Adam Leer, who may hold the key to reviving their hard-luck town. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their depleted industrial surroundings. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures of kite-flying, movies, fishing, baseball, necking in parked cars and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked upper Midwest"--
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subject_facet Audiobooks, City and town life, City and town life -- Fiction, City and town life -- Middle West -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, FICTION -- Family Life -- General, FICTION -- Literary, FICTION -- Small Town & Rural, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General, Fiction, Large type books, Memory -- Fiction, Memory disorders -- Patients, Memory disorders -- Patients -- Fiction, Middle West, Middle West -- Fiction, Novels, Sound recordings
title_display Virgil Wander
title_full Virgil Wander, Virgil Wander / Leif Enger, Virgil Wander : a novel / Leif Enger, Virgil Wander [electronic resource] / Leif Enger, Virgil wander / Leif Enger
title_short Virgil Wander
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topic_facet City and town life, Detective and mystery stories, Electronic books, FICTION, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General, Family Life, Fiction, General, Large type books, Literary, Literature, Memory, Memory disorders, Patients, Small Town & Rural