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978-0-374-52287-2 / 9780374522872

Coming into the Country

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Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.

Readers of McPhees earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlersordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of Americas notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.

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