Here are ten celebrated stories of contemporary Alaska, a
full-color, no-holds-barred portrayal of life in the Great Land.
Alaskans paints a series of unforgettable portraits of Alaskans in all walks of life. A firefighter confronts his mixed identity as a wildfire rages; a teenager discovers one of the perils of cannery work; friends hunt for happiness at the top of the world; rivals meet over the grave of the man they loved. Spirited, wide-ranging, by turns tender and blunt, written in a lean and vigorous prose, the selection includes Tanyo Ravicz's classic novella "A Fox in May," in which young Jed Hanson, a boy on the cusp of manhood, becomes immersed in the terrors and beauties of the natural world.
"Part of a true literature of Alaska embraces the vast land to include firefighters, fishermen, quirky old-timers, startlingly real
Natives, and eager cheechakos, male and female, who bring to this demanding, dream-filled world a memorable energy and a hunger for authenticity. Ravicz's writing whispers, sings, and howls-about colliding passions, unforgiving realities, hard-won success, enduring love, and never-predictable joy. These stories tell lasting truths about our lives."
-Jean Anderson, author of in Extremis and Other Alaskan Stories
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Diane.Walters - LibraryThing
Alaskans--Stories from the “Great Land” My favorite line from “Cossacks” is, “Happiness is grace, it’s bounty. It’s free of charge, it’s given to you. You don’t win it. You don’t earn it. You don’t ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hockeygal4ever - LibraryThing
I've always loved Alaska and have had a deep felt love of the state since I can remember. When I saw Alaskans by Tanyo Ravicz I knew I had to see what it was about. It reminded me of a book I had once ... Read full review