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Three days after her twentieth birthday, a young woman who grew up in Germany during World War II crosses the Atlantic to start a new life. Outside Is the Ocean traces Heike’s struggle to find love and happiness in America. After two marriages and a troubled relationship with her son, Heike adopts a disabled child from Russia, a strong-willed girl named Galina, who Heike hopes will give her the affection and companionship she craves. As Galina grows up, Heike’s grasp on reality frays, and she writes a series of letters to the son she thinks has abandoned her forever. It isn’t until Heike’s death that her son finds these letters and realizes how skewed his mother’s perceptions actually were.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Award info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Queen of Sheba
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. California
  2. pp. 13-20
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  1. Gunpoint
  2. pp. 21-37
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  1. House Made of Snow
  2. pp. 38-44
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  1. The Lure
  2. pp. 45-59
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  1. Enormous in the Moonlight
  2. pp. 60-64
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  1. Outside Is the Ocean
  2. pp. 65-77
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  1. Potty Mouth
  2. pp. 78-87
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  1. Driving North
  2. pp. 88-105
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  1. Iceberg
  2. pp. 106-111
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  1. A Kind of Happiness
  2. pp. 112-125
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  1. Clear Waters Below
  2. pp. 126-136
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  1. Amalia
  2. pp. 137-145
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  1. The Sky and the Night
  2. pp. 146-156
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  1. Buddy
  2. pp. 157-177
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609385286
Related ISBN
9781609385279
MARC Record
OCLC
1003488903
Pages
189
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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