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Lin Enger

Biography

Lin Enger

Lin Enger grew up in Minnesota lake country, have spent most of his life in the state, and now lives with his wife and children in Moorhead, where he teaches English and also directs the MFA program at Minnesota State University. The world Enger wrote about in UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY couldn’t be more familiar to him --- the woods and gorgeous lakes, ice-fishing and blizzards, hunting, long dark winter nights and small-town secrets.

Over the years Lin Enger's been lucky enough to receive several awards for his fiction: a James Michener Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a Jerome travel grant and a Lake Region Arts Fellowship. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, and his short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Ascent, Great River Review, Wolf Head Quarterly, and other journals. During the 1990s hisbrother, the novelist Leif Enger, and him had a great time collaborating (as L. L. Enger) on a series of mystery novels for Pocket Books.

Lin Enger

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by Lin Enger - Fiction

In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes one morning to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie, with only the briefest of notes and no explanation for why he left or where he’s headed. Gretta’s young sons, Eli and Danny, set off after him, following the scant clues they can find, jumping trains to get where they need to go and ending up in the rugged badlands of Montana. Gretta has no choice but to seek out her sons and her husband as well, leading her to the doorstep of a woman who seems intent on making Ulysses her own.