THE SKI JUMPERS event at Zandbroz Variety with Peter Geye

Peter Geye will join Zandbroz Variety on Sunday, October 2 for a reading and discussion of his new book, THE SKI JUMPERS.
When Oct 02, 2022
from 13:00 PM to 14:00 PM
Where Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
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A writer and former ski jumper facing a terminal diagnosis takes one more leap—into a past of soaring flights and broken family bondsPeter Geye will join Zandbroz Variety for a reading and discussion of his new book,The Ski Jumpers, on Sunday, October 2, at 1:00 p.m.

The dream of ski jumping haunts Jon Bargaard as his tale unfolds. As thrilling as those soaring flights, as precarious as his family’s complicated love, as tender as Jon’s backward gaze while disease takes him inexorably forward, Peter Geye’s gorgeous prose brings Jon and his brother to the ultimate choice: each other, or the secrets they’ve held tightly for so long. 

"This elegiac waking dream of a writer and former ski jumper colliding with his own mortality is a timeless, weightless leap into the winter air of memory; with landing will come irreversible loss, and an ending. In Peter Geye’s achingly beautiful story of city and north woods, of complex family relationships and surprising sacrifices and strengths, an appreciative maturity emerges, a wisdom grown from age and experience."—Linda LeGarde Grover, author of In the Night of Memory

"The Ski Jumpers is a remarkable story about love: between two brothers, and between a father and son. But it's also about the intense love of place, and a time in three lives when gravity had less hold and a spirit might fly. Peter Geye brilliantly captures the physicality of our connection to a landscape and to the moments when—despite incalculable loss—we bring the best of ourselves."—Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The River, and The Guide

"Peter Geye writes full-hearted novels made for winter, and The Ski Jumpers is his best to date. I love these stoic Bargaards, whose religion of flight embraces profane saints, secret chambers, and dazzling acts of sacrifice. Geye wraps his tale in prose that soars as we hold our breath, then brings it all home with the elegance of a Telemark landing. If you already know his work, this book will surprise and delight you; if you're new to Peter Geye, The Ski Jumpers is the perfect place to start."—Leif Enger, author of Virgil Wander