Ring of Fire: An Alaskan Adventure

Ring of Fire: An Alaskan Adventure

by Tanyo Ravicz

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Overview

Master hunting guide Hank Waters, a former Navy pilot, runs a wilderness lodge on the Alaska Peninsula. The opportunity of his career comes when Prince Tariq, the Crown Prince of Rahman, arrives in Alaska to hunt brown bear. Waters has always been ambivalent about guiding his wealthy clients to hunt the bears that he loves, and his fears are not groundless. Exploiting their privilege, the Prince's men violate one law after another in a rising spiral of transgression. Can Hank Waters and his staff -- Kim the young Aleut woman, Frenchy the irascible cook, Betty the victim of hopelessness -- maintain order among so many men accustomed to having their way in the world? How far should Waters go to accommodate his guests in exchange for the money he will earn?

Set in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, far from the centers of civilization, this short novel charts the destructive collision of two worlds, the world of global power, finance, and high technology, and the world of the American past, independent, idealistic, and itself compromised by its excesses. In the wake of the tragedy that unfolds, the climactic bear hunt is charged with moral excitement. Ring of Fire is a parable of power and corruption and the fugitive virtues of simplicity and love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151170666
Publisher: Denali Press
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 378 KB

About the Author

So I wanted to be a writer ever since I was born in the ABC Hospital in Mexico City the year JFK was sworn in, Roger Maris hit 61 homers, Hemingway shot himself, and Ham the Astrochimp beat mankind into outer space. Dr. O'Grady, when he had delivered me and asked my name, sadly looked from my mother to me and said, "Tanyo Ravicz? Es un conjunto de sonidos, pero no es nombre. That's not a name, it's a conjunction of sounds."

Story of my life. A Lutheran-Jewish-Atheist-Swedish-Romanian-American born in the ancient capital of the Aztec Empire. It was enough to get me into Harvard University 17 years later. If childhood was an extended daydream on L.A.'s beaches, Harvard was an intellectual and hormonal insanity which I fortunately survived with all of my fragments intact. You can see why after trying life in its civilized guises I moved to Alaska in search of reality. Each time I found it, I wrote about it. Over the years Alaska became, like any true love, a focus of my writing.

My books include ALASKANS: STORIES, A MAN OF HIS VILLAGE, and RING OF FIRE, with more books to come, and my fiction and essays are widely published, most recently in International Literary Quarterly. I often return to my cabin in Alaska. Today I live in California with my family. Visit my website at www.tanyo.net.

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