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The Resource Edge of Nowhere, John Smelcer, (electronic resource)

Edge of Nowhere, John Smelcer, (electronic resource)

Label
Edge of Nowhere
Title
Edge of Nowhere
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John Smelcer
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Language
eng
Summary
"More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe."—Frank McCourt Praise for Lone Wolves : "A beautiful and moving story of courage and love."—Ray Bradbury "Powerful, eloquent, and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail."— Kirkus Reviews "An adept focus on coming-of-age and an illuminating glimpse of Native Alaskan cultures."— The Horn Book "A gifted storyteller with a unique perspective. . . . A breathlessly paced and thrilling ride for readers of all ages."— Cambridge Book Review Praise for The Great Death and Alaskan : "Gripping and poignant. . . . Smelcer's prose is clean and rich; original yet unpretentious."— Horn Book , starred review "John Smelcer is Alaska's modern-day Jack London."—W.P. Kinsella "An indispensible contribution to Alaskan literature."—J. D. Salinger "Smelcer speaks from the land, for the land, and the people who belong to it."—Ursula K. Le Guin Sixteen-year-old Seth and his dog fall off his father's commercial fishing boat in Prince William Sound. They struggle to survive off land and sea as they work their way home from island to island in a three-month journey. The isolation allows Seth to understand his father's love, accept his Native Alaskan heritage, and accept his grief over his mother's death. John Smelcer is poetry editor of Rosebud and the author of more than forty books. He is an Alaskan native of the Ahtna tribe, and the last tribal member who reads and writes in Ahtna. He divides his time between Talkeetna, Alaska, and Kirksville, Missouri, where he teaches in the department of communications studies at Truman State University
Summary
Seth is a teenage deckhand on his father's boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands where they struggle for months to survive off land and sea, while his desperate father endures his own emotional journey and never gives up hope
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10355372
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BT
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1010
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
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True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Edge of Nowhere, John Smelcer, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781935248583
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Label
Edge of Nowhere, John Smelcer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935248583
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ded9e417-46b2-4946-9c49-753cd4f6e304
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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