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Named for a pioneer trapper, the lake has been in Momsfamily for a hundred years, a source of pride but also of obligation, as each generation is sworn to keeping it at all costs. When Dad sells it to pay for Moms futile cancer treatments, she is furious and, from her deathbed, makes her oldest son, Frank, promise to get it back. Against his will, he agrees but how? The businessman its sold to, Mr. Bunsen, plans to develop it, to line its ancient shores with luxury apartments and condominiums. He has no appreciation for the lakes history or its importance to Jims family, only its profit potential.
He has a daughter, though, a wild pretty girl named Gina, and Frank sets out to woo her in hopes the old man will make the lake a wedding gift to them. When that doesnt work, he decides the only way he can get it is if Gina inherits it. Of course, thats not possible while her father is alive. In his desperate state of mind, haunted by his dying mothers pleas, Frank hatches a plan: standing on one side of the lake, aiming across at the Bunsens backyard, hell shoot Mr. Bunsen as he sits in his lawn chair reading the Saturday morning newspaper. He tells only one other person what hes going to do: his little brother. Not sure whether to believe it or not, and afraid to tell anybody in any case, Jim finds himself the only one with a chance of stopping the murder.
But while hes trying to keep this awful secret, and also keepit from coming true, Jim is finding out more than he ever wanted to know about the lake, mainly from Grandma, who is obligated to pass the story on to someone in the next generation. In fact, she passeson more than just information and lore: she also hints at her growingsuspicions that the familys relationship to the lake may not be asclean and pure and blissful as it seems. She wants to tell Jim what shes thinking, but he doesnt want to hear it.
At the same time, though, Jim hears about the lake from another source: the daughter of the only Indian man in town, bothdescendants of the tribe that was chased away after a fire that burnedup Abe Woodsen in his cabin those many years ago. She has heard a story from her own father, who heard it from his: she blames Jims family for her peoples plight and hints that Abe Woodsen wasntkilled by Indians after all. At first Jim is annoyed, even angry: he doesnt want to know anything about that damned stupid lake that has caused his family so much heartache. Gradually, though, he begins to think that the answer to stopping Frank may lie infinding out the truth about how his family came to own Woodsen Lake and why its such an obsession with them. What he learns is what gives this novel its name.
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