God of the Plains

God of the Plains

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The God of the Plains arrives with European settlers in 1892, who immediately begin the construction of a windmill. It is a fitting god for people who insist on living there, representing the necessary effort to provide themselves life-giving water. At the same time it suggests their Quixotic attitude that the human spirit can prevail over the harsh facts of environment.aquot;Guess wea#39;ll have to take sterner action. That is, if you still want to.aquot; aquot;Yes. Yes, I do .aquot; So Louise did, using the special tools made by a watch- repair friend of her mothera#39;s, a jowly old man with a Lithuanian accent, who said, aquot;A woman in troubleanbsp;...

Title:God of the Plains
Author:Gail Robinson
Publisher:Coteau Books - 2007


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