A Place Beyond

A Place Beyond

Finding Home in Arctic Alaska

Book - 2009
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Nick Jans leads us into his "found" home --- the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventure --- camping among the wolves, traveling with Inupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at spring breakup.

The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a tent, a grizzly stands etched against the snow --- just a sampling of the images and events rendered in Jan's transparent, visual prose. Moments of humor ar offset by haunting insights, and by thoughtful reflections on contemporary Inupiaq culture, making A Place Beyond a book to read and enjoy.

Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Northwest Books 2009.
ISBN: 9780882408071
Characteristics: 189 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.


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