Book ‘The Seaplane on Final Approach’ by Rebecca Rukeyser

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“A sharp, flawless debut” (Carmen Maria Machado) about a sex-obsessed young woman seeking out experience on a remote Alaskan homestead. Tourists arrive all summer, by boat or seaplane, at Stu and Maureen Jenkins’s Lavender Island Wilderness Lodge in the Kodiak Archipelago, expecting adventure. But the spontaneity of their authentic Alaskan wilderness experience is meticulously scripted, except when real danger rears its head. Stu and Maureen’s lodge is failing, as is their marriage. Mira has been hired for the season as the lodge’s baker and housekeeper. But she’s also busy gleefully nursing twin obsessions: building a working theory of what constitutes “sleaze” and pursuing a young fisherman she deems the embodiment of all things...
Publisher: Doubleday (June 7, 2022)  Pages: 288 pages  ISBN-10: 0385547609  ISBN-13: 978-0385547604  ASIN:‎ B09FP555GR

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About the author: Rebecca Rukeyser‘s debut novel, The Seaplane on Final Approach, is coming June 2022 from Doubleday (USA) and Granta Books (UK). Her fiction has appeared in Zyzzyva, The Massachusetts Review, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She was awarded the inaugural Berlin Senate Endowment for Non-German Literature. She received an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Originally from Davis, California, Rebecca lives in Berlin. Learn more at