News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Alum Peter Geye to be published this fall.
PhD (2008) alum Peter Geye's second novel to be published this fall by Unbridled Books. The Lighthouse Road tells the story of a young Norwegian immigrant woman and her misbegotten son at the turn of the twentieth century. Set against the northern Minnesota wilderness and on the waters of Lake Superior, it explores the themes of love and family and what it means to make an honest living in a corrupt world. Geye's first novel, Safe from the Sea, won the Indie Lit Award and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.