“Jim Harrison’s Dalva is the story of a remarkable modern woman’s search for her son. . . . Harrison beautifully conveys Dalva’s essential femininity. . . . Dalva asserts that she has never been seducedhas always, subtly, done the seducing of lovers herself. . . . Harrison’s Dalva may well seduce you, too.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
978-0-8021-9222-6 • $15.99 • eBook • Dec. 2013
Now available in eBook for the first time, Dalva is one of the finest novels by New York Times bestselling, much beloved author Jim Harrison: a beautifully crafted story of one woman’s journey to find her son.
From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs for the son she gave up for adoption years before. Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at forty-five she has lived a life of lovers and adventures. Now, Dalva begins a journey that will take her back to the bosom of her family, to the half-Sioux lover of her youth, and to a pioneering great-grandfather whose journals recount the bloody annihilation of the Plains Indians. On the way, she discovers a story that stretches from East to West, from the Civil War to Wounded Knee and Vietnamand finds the balm to heal her wild and wounded soul.
One of Harrison’s most ambitious novels, Dalva explores an extraordinary family through the strong, engaging voice of an unforgettable woman, confirming Harrison as one of America’s most memorable writers.