Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches From Alaska's Frontier
Publish Date: 2015-08-05
Author: Seth Kantner
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Seth Kantner illuminates an Alaska most of us will never know. Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever and The Voyage of the Narwhal
Nonfiction short stories that pull you into the lives of those living in an otherworldly place
Seth Kantner received a Whiting Award naming him one of the nation's top-ten emerging writers
Publishers Weekly called the authors 2004 debut novel, Ordinary Wolves, a tour de force
When Seth Kantners novel, Ordinary Wolves, was published 10 years ago, it was a literary revelation of sorts. In a raw, stylized voice it told the story of a white boy growing up with homesteading parents in Arctic Alaska and trying to reconcile his largely subsistence and Native-style upbringing with the expectations and realities tied to his race. It hit numerous bestseller lists, was critically acclaimed, and won a number of awards.
Seths nonfiction second book, the memoir Shopping for Porcupine, was even more compelling for many readersthe same raw details of a homesteading upbringing, but intensely personal. Now, in Swallowed by the Great Land, he once again brings us into his lyrical wilderness existence.
Swallowed by the Great Land features slice-of-life essays that further reveal the duality in the authors own life today, and also in the village and community that he inhabitsa mosaic of all life on the tundra. Unique characters, village life, wilderness and the larger landscape, a warming Arctic, and hunting and other aspects of subsistence living are all explored in varied yet intimate stories.