WWU’s Christopher Wise Authors New Book, ‘Emerald Bay: From the Lost Archives of Mark Twain’

Western Washington University Professor of English Christopher Wise has released a new book, “Emerald Bay: From the Lost Archives of Mark Twain,” published by Northwest Ballet Theater Publications.

Wise’s book is set in Bellingham Bay and the Puget Sound region in 1885 and recounts the adventures of Dirty Dan Harris, the historical founder of Fairhaven.

Centering on the tragic love story of a Chinese sea captain, Li Puo, and Julie O’Connor, a young woman of Irish ancestry, Wise’s book is the basis for Northwest Ballet Theater’s coming production, “Emerald Bay,” which is scheduled to run at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall in Seattle on May 15, McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon on June 4 and 5, and Bellingham’s Mount Baker Theatre June 11-13.

The book may be purchased at Village Books in Bellingham; for more information, visit http://faculty.wwu.edu/wisec/ballet/ballet.shtml or contact Wise at (360) 650-3237 or Christopher.wise@wwu.edu.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:16am