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Allie Heller moves to the fishing village of Vladimir, Alaska in hopes of starting a new life
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At age 20, Allie Heller is drifting. Leaving a trail of menial jobs behind her, she arrives in the fishing village of Vladimir, Alaska, where she becomes convinced that fishing will teach her the secret of translating restlessness into purpose. Upon joining the fishermen, she instead discovers a bleak, cruel world. Allie soon becomes involved with Sonny, a Tlingit Indian whose failed attempt at escaping Vladimir leaves him seemingly bent on self-destruction. But she is swept along with him until a tragic accident forces her to choose whether she herself will survive. In this strong, brutal novel, winner of the Michener Award, Alberts spares the reader nothing in describing the lives of the Tlingit Indians and other down-and-outers in America's last frontier. Mary Kirk, Univ. of North Carolina Lib. at Wilmington
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An independent young woman from Boston moves to Vladimir, Alaska, in an attempt to shake off the weight of her unhappy childhood, seeking explanations of her past and significance for her future. PW called this a "forceful, promising first novel."
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0395430410