West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison


At the foot of the Elwha River, the muddy outpost of Port Bonita is ready to increase, fueled by means of a ragtag band of dizzyingly disparate women and men unified merely of their visions of a extra wealthy destiny. A failed accountant by means of the identify of Ethan Thornburgh has simply arrived in Port Bonita to reclaim the girl he loves and begin a kinfolk. Ethan’s obsession with a brighter destiny impels the damming of the amazing Elwha to harness its strength and placed Port Bonita at the map.

More than a century later, his great-great grandson, a center supervisor at a failing fish- packing plant, is destined to supervise the undoing of that imaginative and prescient, because the nice Thornburgh dam is marked for demolition, having blocked the very lifeline which may have sustained the city. West of Here is a grand and playful odyssey, a multilayered saga of future and greed, experience and keenness, that chronicles the lifetime of one small city, turning America’s heritage into fable, and delusion right into a nation’s shared experience.

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