Skagit

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Environmentally-minded residents of Skagit Island in the Pacific Northwest fight back a proposal to bridge their sanctuary to the mainland. But their sense of vulnerability then leads them to break away from the mainland county government and create their own island government. They discover that the greed and exploitation they seek to avoid knows no political--or geographical--boundaries.
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Overview

Environmentally-minded residents of Skagit Island in the Pacific Northwest fight back a proposal to bridge their sanctuary to the mainland. But their sense of vulnerability then leads them to break away from the mainland county government and create their own island government. They discover that the greed and exploitation they seek to avoid knows no political--or geographical--boundaries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595220922
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/21/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2004

    The best (and worst) of island living

    Ever wonder what it would be like to live on an island? An island, that is, that's not too far from the big city, composed of a small community of people like yourself who want to escape from it all yet have civilization's amenities and contacts within reach? Sounds idyllic, doesn't it! Robert Miskimon's new novel, Skagit, is a must-read for those of us who have such fantasies. It provides a good look at what we might be tempted to leap into. Skagit has a solid realistic plot line and fascinating misfit characters who uncomfortably unite in their desperate effort to keep the villain (encroaching civilization in the form of a bridge from the city to the island) away. What happens to the effort, who sells out, and who rises from the grave to save the island, will keep you reading all night.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    An informative, great read

    'Skagit' is an exciting novel of political intrigue set on a Puget Sound island where environmentalists are trying to to save their hometown from developers. It's a story that should resonate with people who care about fighting the good fight against developmental blight. Besides being a good yarn, it could serve as a case history for anyone interested in getting involved in grass roots political action. It's far from being a political tract, though. Romance, mystery, and the supernatural are all part of the mix that makes this a great read. It kept me thinking long after I'd finished turning the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    Exploring the dualities of human nature

    Robert Miskimon's 'Skagit' is a compelling novel about the people who reside on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. When a proposal to bridge their island to the mainland threatens the integrity of their refuge, the men and women of Skagit form their own community government on the island - yet the exploitation and greed that some humans resist and all humans share is not so easy to keep out. 'Skagit' is recommended as a rewarding read examining the dual sides of human nature.

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