Alaskans: Stories

Alaskans: Stories

by Tanyo Ravicz

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Overview

Ten celebrated stories of contemporary Alaska, 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; a teenager discovers one of the perils of cannery work; friends hunt for happiness at the top of the world; rivals meet over the grave of the man they loved. Spirited, wide-ranging, by turns tender and blunt, written in a 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.

"Capture[s] this state in a way few writers seem capable." --- David James, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

"Storytelling at its finest ... a savoury feast for the senses." --- Anne Ku, Le Bon Journal

"Raw, violent, sad and sometimes funny ... Ravicz does a fine job of presenting the human side of living in the wilderness." --- William Phenn, Reader Views

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149446308
Publisher: Denali Press
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
File size: 353 KB

About the Author

Tanyo Ravicz's award-winning books include ALASKANS: STORIES, A MAN OF HIS VILLAGE, and RING OF FIRE. His fiction and essays are widely published, most recently in International Literary Quarterly. He graduated from Harvard University in 1984.

After living on the East Coast and in Europe, Ravicz moved to Alaska, stayed many years, and worked as, among other things, a cannery hand, firefighter, and schoolteacher. He homesteaded land on Kodiak Island, where he returns every summer. Alaska fired his passion for the natural world and became a focus of his writing. Today he lives in California.

Visit the author's website at www.tanyo.net or www.denalibooks.com.

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