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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

[a Novel]

By Matt Bell, 1980-

In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods tells the story of a newly married couple who take up a lonely existence in the title's mythical location. In this blank and barren plot far from the world they've known, they mean to start the family the unnamed husband wants so obsessively. But their every pregnancy fails, and as their grief swells, the husband─a hot-tempered and impatient fisherman and trapper─attempts to prove his dominion in other ways, emptying both the lake and the woods of their many beasts. As the years pass, the wife changes too, her suddenly powerful voice singing some new series of objects into being, including a threatening moon hung above their house, its doomed weight already slowly falling, bending their now-starless sky.
 
In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods is about marriage, parenthood, and the dreams parents have for their children─as well as what happens to a marriage whose success is measured solely by the children it produces, or else the grief that marks their absence.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781616952532


Format: Book
Author: Bell, Matt, 1980-
Summary: Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost-uninhabited lake shore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession, and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages.
Title: In the house upon the dirt between the lake and the woods : [a novel] / Matt Bell.
Publisher Date: New York : Soho Press, ©2013.
Subject: Marriage -- Fiction Parenting -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781616952532 1616952539
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Bell
Oclc: 811596596
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Bib Id: 437719

Format: Book
Author: Bell, Matt, 1980-
Summary: Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost-uninhabited lake shore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession, and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages.
Title: In the house upon the dirt between the lake and the woods : [a novel] / Matt Bell.
Publisher, Date: New York : Soho Press, ©2013.
Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Marriage -- Fiction
Subjects: Parenting -- Fiction
Notes: Subtitle from page one of cover.
LCCN: 2013012111
ISBN: 9781616952532
ISBN: 1616952539
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Bell