Alaska Crying Baby

Alaska Crying Baby

by Christopher Kiana Sr.
     
 
I have the movie rights (per www.iuniverse.com agreement) and copyrights (Txu903-642) to the story and currently have the book published by a print-upon-demand company (http:www.iuniverse.com) that is owned by Barnes & Noble Book Store. I do also have a written screenplay on the book, which was originally published October 2000.

SYNOPSIS OF ALASKA CRYING

Overview

I have the movie rights (per www.iuniverse.com agreement) and copyrights (Txu903-642) to the story and currently have the book published by a print-upon-demand company (http:www.iuniverse.com) that is owned by Barnes & Noble Book Store. I do also have a written screenplay on the book, which was originally published October 2000.

SYNOPSIS OF ALASKA CRYING BABY

This is an supernatural, fiction, Alaska, shaman, thriller-terror book that starts out over a hundred years ago in Alaska and ends up in New York City during the mid-1990s. Coupling Eskimo customs and varying legends of Alaska along with customs associated with walking through New York City Streets today, Alaska Crying Baby reveals many instances of human strength and weaknesses. Moments of humor are closely followed by sheer terror, keeping the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride right up to the end of the story. This book has many scary episodes and humorous jokes written into it.

There are seven parts to the book consisting of 73,000 words, 270 pages in a 6”X9” format.
(1) Eskimo hunter successfully hunts moose in Alaska a hundred years ago and is demised by an evil spirit, the Alaska Crying Baby while heading back to the village with his pack dogs. (Parts 1 – 3 are approximately 20% of the book.)
(2) A village shaman recognizes that the evil and immortal spirit is back after a hundred years absence that is out to catch and kill his victims, one at a time by themselves out in the tundra; he sends runners to surrounding villages for their shaman to come to his village to do a weeklong medicine-making gathering to protect themselves from the evil spirit.
(3) A chosen shaman from the group is sent out and promptly demised by the Crying Baby – in the meanwhile, a Johnny-come-lately shaman comes to village and asks for permission to go out and meet the Crying Baby, gets permission, prepares himself for the eventual meeting.
(4) Present-day – mid-1990s: An Eskimo graduate student goes to New York City from Chicago during spring break for the purpose of doing a walking tour and is demised by a gang. (Parts 4-7 are approximately 80% of the book.)
(5) Grandpa shaman gets a call from an NYC detective to come and claim his grandson’s body.
(6) The Eskimo shaman makes medicine in NYC to find out who killed his grandson.
(7) The shaman makes medicine that brings the northern lights to NYC, that has the Crying Baby in them, demising the gang, one by one in gruesome ways that keeps everyone guessing what is going to happen next and especially, the unexpected ending of the story. This is the author’s intent, to keep the reader curious enough to find out what is going to be happening next, whether it is drama or humor.

Editorial Reviews

Las Vegas, NV
Author Chris Kiana plunges the reader into a story with the contrasing images of the cruel and raw Alaska with the urban and seedy side of New York City. I particularly liked his pacing, and his introductory chapter gives us a taste of the shaman-like figure and his mission for his trip to New York.
Kiana sprinkles home spun wisdom and native humor into his tale, with his main character showing his shaman-like tendencies. The culture clash is quite evident on his adventures in the city. I li

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015528770
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
221
File size:
664 KB

Meet the Author

I am an Alaska Native Inupiaq Eskimo Elder (68.5) from Anchorage, AK. I was raised in Fairbanks, AK during the 1950s and 1960s. I was taught a substance way of life from an early age. I harvested moose, bear, caribou and smaller game such as grouse, rabbits, geese and ducks growing up. When I graduated from HS in 1962, I started world travel, trying college for a couple of years then went to Vietnam in 1968-1969. Upon getting out of the service I decided to go back to college and graduated in 1974 with a degree in Business Administration.
I met the girl of my life and married Sarah in 1975. We have 3 kids and 3 grand-children. I went back to Alaska and worked on the Trans Alaska Pipeline during the mid-1970s and decided to work construction from 1975 – 2000. I was good at what I did in the construction fields of welding, truck driving (ice roads in the winter and dewatering in the summers at Prudhoe Bay), warehousing, plumbing, professional laborer in multi-skilled fields and carpenter fields. I worked (between going to grad classes) a lot at Prudhoe Bay in the 1990s through 2000. At 45 I decided to go back to grad school and obtain my Master of Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management in 1998. After that I went on to get my 2nd masters (9 months and 3 weeks), a Master of Arts in Rural Development. . In 2008 I started taking Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) online classes and am three-fourths through with through the classes with a3.68 GPA while working for ANTHC. I have also published five books.
I have worked since I was 16 years old and have been a general laborer, warehouseman, carpenter, certified pipe and structural welder, pipeline construction laborer, truck driver for over 10 years at Prudhoe Bay primarily in the construction industry. Then I worked in the administrative fields for over 20 years, in housing, employment of Alaska Natives, consulting work for Native villages and non-profits, and for the last five and ½ years, I have worked as a Utility Business Support Specialist for a health consortium based out of Anchorage. With my job, I have logged in 100,000 miles traveling to over four dozen villages in Alaska since Nov. 2005. I like doing my job because I work mainly over 90% of the time by myself working with the various tribal and city governments in rural Alaska. I like helping our Native People in rural Alaska. I am happy with what I do and still like to do the one big

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