The Shadows of Owls: A Novel by John Keeble

The Shadows of Owls: A Novel

byJohn Keeble

Hardcover | August 12, 2013

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In a literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people, John Keeble tells the story of a woman whose passion for her work puts herself and her family at serious risk.

Kate DeShazer is a marine biologist whose research threatens the construction of an oil pipeline in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. A group of extremists, hired by an international petroleum conglomerate, intimidate her, steal her records, and leave her fighting for her life. Her husband Jack and son Travis are pulled into a web of international intrigue and violence as they try to save her.

With vivid prose, Keeble brings to life the winter landscape of northern Idaho and southern British Columbia and reveals the interconnectedness of the people within it-from scientists to loggers to white supremacists-as each must answer to the demands of corporate power.

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John Keeble is professor emeritus of creative writing at Eastern Washington University. He is the author of four novels, including Yellowfish and Broken Ground, both recently reissued; a collection of short stories; and a work of nonfiction, Out of the Channel: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound.
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Title:The Shadows of Owls: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 9.25 × 6.28 × 1.19 inPublished:August 12, 2013Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295993154

ISBN - 13:9780295993157

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In a literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people, John Keeble tells the story of a woman whose passion for her work puts herself and her family at serious risk.Kate DeShazer is a marine biologist whose research threatens the construction of an oil pipeline in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. A group of extremists, hired by an international petroleum conglomerate, intimidate her, steal her records, and leave her fighting for her life. Her husband Jack and son Travis are pulled into a web of international intrigue and violence as they try to save her.With vivid prose, Keeble brings to life the winter landscape of northern Idaho and southern British Columbia and reveals the interconnectedness of the people within it-from scientists to loggers to white supremacists-as each must answer to the demands of corporate power.The Shadows of Owls is an original, well?written novel. It has Edward Abbey?s pro?environmental leanings, Ken Kesey?s lyricism, and, with Keeble?s familiarity with fisheries, biology, computer technology, logging, and the workings of sea?going vessels, in places it reads like something from Tom Clancy. - James Aho, professor emeritus of Sociology, Idaho State University