Jack Hart presents Skookum Summer

As Skookum Summer begins, the year is 1981, and reporter Tom Dawson slinks back to his tiny Puget Sound hometown after making a disastrous mistake at the LA Times. Working reluctantly at the local weekly, the Big Skookum Echo, Tom is drawn into investigating a powerful logger's murder.

As the mystery deepens, the murder exposes the strains on the community as pollution, development, and global change threaten traditional Northwest livelihoods. It also forces Tom to confront his own past and discover what home really means to him. Hart weaves together a gripping and suspenseful plot with richly observed Pacific Northwest history and a vivid picture of a community on the brink of change.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
97219-2466 Portland
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ISBN: 9780295993478
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Published: University of Washington Press - March 13th, 2014