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A Christmas Blizzard

Garrison Keillor

A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard. A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he’s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.

A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard. A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he’s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.
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A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard. A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he’s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:42