The Sea Runners

The Sea Runners

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by Ivan Doig
     
 

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In this timeless survival story, four indentured servants escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast. Battling unrelenting high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel, Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, the men struggle to avoid hostile Tlingit Indians, to fend off starvation and

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In this timeless survival story, four indentured servants escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast. Battling unrelenting high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel, Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, the men struggle to avoid hostile Tlingit Indians, to fend off starvation and exhaustion, and to endure their own doubt and distrust. Based on an actual incident in 1853, The Sea Runners is a spare and awe-inspiring tale of the human quest for freedom.

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PRAISE FOR THE SEA RUNNERS

"Brilliant and original . . . A remarkable evocation of the human spirit in contest with inhuman forces."--The Boston Globe

"The Sea Runners . . . goes beyond being 'about' survival and becomes, mile by terrible mile, the experience itself."--The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156031028
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
98,654
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the novels Prairie Nocturne and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sea Runners is an outstanding book. It is about four men who have been employed by the Russians to work in Russian America. They decide to escape in a Kolosh canoe and to paddle their way to Astoria. They run into many hardships on their way. This book is written with very elegent wording. Sometimes you have to read over a paragraph to fully understand it. It is a thin book but you are in for a long read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago