Stories Of Alaskans In All Walks Of Life


Cover Art

Cover: “Girl on a Reindeer” by Gustav Vigeland © 2007
The Vigeland Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/BONO, Oslo


These ten stories of contemporary Alaska, a selection of the author's published fiction, offer a full-color, no-holds-barred portrayal of life in the Great Land.

Alaskans paints a series of unforgettable portraits of Alaskans in all walks of life. A firefighter confronts his mixed identity as a wildfire rages; an unlucky fisherman falls in love with a saint; friends hunt for happiness at the top of the world; rivals meet over the grave of the man they loved; a teenager discovers one of the perils of cannery work.

Spirited, wide-ranging, by turns tender and blunt, written in lean and vigorous prose, the selection includes Tanyo Ravicz's classic novella "A Fox in May," in which young Jed Hanson, a boy on the cusp of manhood, becomes immersed in the terrors and beauties of the natural world.

​Denali Press - June 2014