by Stephen Pearsall



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781490753683
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781490753676

About the Book

Counterpoint is a story told from five points of view. Book One, is about Lars Norquist, the patriarch, and transports the reader to the first half of the 20th century. It portrays three generations of a family growing up in a small Illinois town. The Norquists build a second home on Emerald Lake in Wisconsin and it is here, at their lake lodge, that they bond as a family and develop the values and aspirations that carry them into the second half of the century. Lars’s story grapples with his growing awareness of his mortality and the need to make use of what time remains of his life. Book Two tells the story of Lars’s son Quinn and his life in the tumultuous 1960s. It’s a tale of perfect love and dangerous adventure and sweeps from skiing in Austria to the fjords of Norway, from San Francisco to the jungles of Malaysia, to living in Singapore, and ultimately confronts the real and crushing misjudgments by the United Sates government of geopolitics in Southeast Asia.

About the Author

My life shadowed parts of this novel. I grew up in Northern Illinois and spent summers on a Wisconsin lake. After graduation from Dartmouth College, I spent three years with the Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Japan. During the 1960s, I lived in Singapore, where three of my children were born, followed by seven years residing in London and traveling extensively throughout Europe. My Swedish-born wife and I now live on the north end of Lake Tahoe. Our twin daughters were raised here. We all ski, bike, hike, and kayak in one of nature’s most exquisite settings.