The Keepers Son: A Novel
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You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 5. Preview this item Preview this item. The Keeper tells the story of Hannes Harker, the island's senior lighthouse keeper and his young wife, Aletta, destined for one of the loneliest and most confined postings in the service.
Here they are forced to challenge and confront the three 'commandments' implicit in the lives of those who serve the island :ever leave the light, never fall and never cross the line. For Hannes, a keeper's son himself, the posting to the island initiates a pilgrimage to concealed childhood memories.
His fascination with the 'light' is intimately bound to his distant, autocratic father, the defection of his brother and the secrecy surrounding the tragic death of his mother. But for the wildly spirited and guilt-haunted Aletta, also born into the lighthouse tradition, the island brings frightening isolation before it does enlightenment. Thrust into a struggle against the desolating hold of the light, both Hannes and Aletta need to transcend the rigid requirements of an existence that denies the grace of compassion and the value of community.
Read more Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item When lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker is posted to a remote island with his wife, he discovers something long-hidden in the tower that causes him to lose his footing and fall.
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