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Ordinary Wolves

Ordinary Wolves (Paperback)

By Seth Kantner 
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Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1571310479
EAN: 9781571310477
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 330
Publish Date: 2005-8-1
Binding: Paperback

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Paperback 2004 R 462 In Stock.
Hardcover 2004 R 462 In Stock.

Description

Stirring and vivid, this evocative novel depicts the life of a white boy raised among natives on the harsh Alaskan tundra. "This is the Alaska the Alaskans live. . . . an extremely well-written novel that paints a gorgeous canvas of words and experience."--"The Rocky Mountain News."
In the tradition of Jack London, Seth Kantner presents an Alaska far removed from majestic clichis of exotic travelogues and picture postcards. Kantner's vivid and poetic prose lets readers experience Cutuk Hawcly's life on the Alaskan plains through the character's own words -- feeling the pliers pinch of cold and hunkering in an igloo in blinding blizzards. Always in Cutuk's mind are his father Ab; the legendary hunter Enuk Wolfglove, and the wolves -- all living out lives on the unforgiving tundra. Jeered and pummeled by native children because he is white, Cutuk becomes a marginal participant in village life, caught between cultures. After an accident for which he is responsible, he faces a decision that could radically change his life. Like his young hero, Seth Kantner grew up in a sod igloo in the Alaska, and his experiences of wearing mukluks before they were fashionable, eating boiled caribou pelvis, and communing with the native tribes add depth and power to this acclaimed narrative.
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Specification

Title: Ordinary Wolves
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Author: Seth Kantner
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1571310479
EAN: 9781571310477
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 330
Publish Date: 2005-8-1
Binding: Paperback

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