The Boatbuilder
(2018)

Fiction

eBook

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : McSweeney's, 2018
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1 online resource

ISBN/ISSN
9781944211547 (electronic bk.) MWT12429301, 1944211543 (electronic bk.) 12429301
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

At 28 years old, Eli "Berg" Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn't push through, until a head injury leaves him with lingering headaches and a weakness for opiates. Berg moves to a remote Northern California town, seeking space and time to recover, but soon finds himself breaking into homes in search of pills. Addled by addiction and chronic pain, Berg meets Alejandro, a reclusive, master boatbuilder, and begins to see a path forward. Alejandro offers Berg honest labor, but more than this, he offers him a new approach to his suffering, a template for survival amid intense pain. Nurtured by his friendship with Alejandro and aided, too, by the comradeship of many in Talinas, Berg begins to return to himself. Written in gleaming prose, this is a story about resilience, community, and what it takes to win back your soul

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