Angle of Declination by Doug Mayfield

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In pitch-perfect prose, Angle of Declination tells the story of Allison Hayes and her husband Mike Bowman, a Vietnam vet whom she loves deeply yet struggles to understand. Mike and Allison's future seems boundless in 1973, but when their wanderlust takes them deep into the Canadian wilderness, something happens that causes their marriage to crumble and forces them to confront each other's demons, as well as their own. Alone and emotionally devastated, Allison returns to her roots, a sleepy little town on the St. Lawrence River, where she rebuilds her life with the help of her uncle, who is equal parts shaman and smuggler. From suburban Chicago to First Nation reservations to the Seaway villages of northern New York, Angle of Declination is a radiant odyssey of love, forgiveness and renewal.
 

About Doug Mayfield

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Doug and Sally Mayfield live in northern Minnesota. Angle of Declination is their first novel.AUTHOR HOME: Deerwood, MN
 
Published February 27, 2012 by Two Harbors Press. 420 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the Canadian wilderness in the early 1970s, a sudden act of violence leaves a young woman questioning everything she thinks she knows about right, wrong and moral consequence.

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For Allie, who symbolically carries her grandfather’s compass with her throughout her travels, “true north” has always been the magnetic “N” to which her compass points.

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