Uprooted from her beloved Great Western Beach, Emma Smith moves with her family from Newquay to the Devonshire village of Crapstone. But the dust has hardly settled when tragedy strikes, and Emma’s father, a DSO-decorated hero of the Great War, is so frustrated by the hardship of life as a lowly bank clerk and by his thwarted artistic ambitions that he suffers a catastrophic breakdown - from which disaster Emma's resourceful mother rallies courageously. Then, in 1939, the war again becomes a reality.
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The Great Northwest isn't just Seattle and Portland. It ranges from the misty, artistic nerd havens of the coast to the deserts, forests, and cowboy country of Idaho and Montana to the vast expanse of Alaska. Jackie Kashian guides us on a sound collage of the Great Northwest that tackles this strange collection of independent spirits and incredible landscapes, but...in a funny way, people.