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Minnesota author Lin Enger spoke about his novel, "Undiscovered Country," on Monday afternoon at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Photo by - Vicki Gerdes

'Undiscovered Country'

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Though Lin Enger's debut novel, "Undiscovered Country," was published in 2008, the scene that formed the core of his narrative actually came to him about a decade earlier.


That scene, where 17-year-old Jesse Matson discovers the body of his father lying near his deer stand in the woods of northwest Minnesota, "with his head blown off," was originally intended to be the opening of Enger's book.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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