Owen

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$13.95
ISBN: 9780156031028
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harvest Books - June 2006

Welcome the winter weather with this harrowing tale of survival on our bristly coast. Doig immersed himself in history to recreate the true journey of four indentured servants who escape from their Russian work camp in Alaska and travel by canoe to Oregon. The fruits of his research are stunning sentences that make you feel like you're right there with the crew, bailing water and sucking on wet tobacco, but somehow enjoying every bit of poetry that such miseries bring.