Karl Marlantes is the best-selling author of Matterhorn, What It Is Like to Go to War and his latest novel, Deep River. He grew up in Seaside, commercial fishing with his grandfather and attended Seaside schools. Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University before serving as a Marine in Vietnam.
Deep River is a family epic of three Finnish brothers who in the early 1900’s are forced to flee Finland to the United States, settling among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington. The novel explores the place of immigrants in pioneering the industries and labor unions that came to define the Lower Columbia region.