THE STORY: With war raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party, to mark the opening of hunting season in rural upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they've always known.
"In its setting and circumstances, a past-its-prime country lodge on the eve of epochal change, THE SNOW GEESE brings to mind Chekhov, as do its restless, anxious characters…Mr. White deploys these figures in the interests of family [drama] and larger social commentary." —NY Times. "In THE OTHER PLACE, White proved himself sensitive to the emotional attachment that people have always had to their beloved family homesteads, and THE SNOW GEESE speaks to that devotion." —Variety. "THE SNOW GEESE imagines three women characters with psychological twists and folds of unusual richness and depth." —Newsday.