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learned a few things about the conflict but predictable and slow
Into the Desperate Country is, of course, inspired by Walden. It's about today though, the world we live in, the world of Stan, the protagonist, and it sits directly in the impoverished landscape of 21st century Michigan, and VandeZande defly captures both the rural and urban landscape of this state. It is an in-depth character study, a comment--or at least an examination-- of the painful effects of loss and how we choose to deal with it. Stan has experienced loss, not uncommon loss, but the type we hope we never have to go through: loss of family, of work, of place, and of the self. We want to both cheer for him and berate him, but mostly we simply understand him, because we are learning something about our own lives by observing Stan. He is on a painful journey, as life sometimes is, and at the end, we suspect that the journey he takes into the desperate country is far from over...
I learned what amazing literature is all about! This is an excellent book that you all were probably forced to read. I never was, but am glad that I have read it. It was an excellent tale of a family caught in the troubles of "progress" Probably the best ending of any book I have ever read. Really kicks you in the caboose!