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Shopping for Porcupine : A Life in Arctic Alaska (Paperback)

Author: Kantner, Seth

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Seth Kantner?s Ordinary Wolves told the story of a white boy raised in a sod igloo on the Arctic tundra. A heartbreaking vision of a vanishing world, it established Kantner as one of the nation?s most original and authentic writers. Here, he returns to the setting of his debut novel with an autobiographical account of his own life in a rapidly changing land. Beginning with his parents? migration to the Alaskan wilderness in the 1950s and extending to his own attempts to balance hunting with writing, Kantner recalls cold nights wrapped in caribou hides, fur-clad visitors arriving on dog sleds, swimming amidst ice floes for wounded waterfowl, and his longstanding respect for the old I?upiaq ways. Captured in words and images, these details combine to reveal a singular landscape at a pivotal moment in its history. Both an elegy and a romp, the book illuminates a world few will see as Kantner has.

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Publisher Milkweed Editions
Mfg Part# 9781571313119
SKU 210797796
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1571313117
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Milkweed Editions
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