Crossing the Water: The Alaska-HawaII Trilogies: Warner, Irving

Crossing the Water: The Alaska-HawaII Trilogies

Warner, Irving

Published by Pleasure Boat Studio, 2009
ISBN 10: 1929355513 / ISBN 13: 9781929355518
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Synopsis: Although Alaska and Hawaii have both been official states of the United States of America for fifty years, they are still looked at as remote and mysterious and slightly dangerous. Irving Warner has lived in both states, and his fiction reflects not only his deep understanding of these places but also his sincere love and respect for them. In these remarkable stories, Warner introduces his readers to these very different lands and to the very unique people who live there. In the Alaska segment of these current stories, The Lost River Trilogy, Warner focuses on the cold and loneliness of remote Alaska villages, creating stories which all take place around the Lost River road. He writes about the passions that isolation and weather can bring out in human beings, passions which are powerful and sometimes fatal. The mythos between life and afterlife is woven into each story. This elevates them to a larger individual statement, but the three together becomes a forceful vision of that enigmatic zone between life and death. In his Hawaiian Islands Trilogy, he looks at a different kind of mythos the often ethereal dimension of time. In one unforgettable story, he tells about Old Okata. He is a nine-decades-old former sugar plantation worker, a Japanese-Hawaiian who seems to be losing his bearings along the time-line that has brought him into post-plantation HawaiiČ, the world of the 21st century. Reading these two trilogies and the mediating bridge story that connects them one discovers not only two of the least populated yet most visited regions of the United States, but also how the people of these regions natives and tourists alike have learned to adapt or, in some cases, to fail to adapt to their environments. More importantly, one learns something about oneself because Warner writes of the human condition, of the deep connections we have for people throughout our country, throughout our world.

About the Author: Irving Warner was born in Modesto, California in 1941. He moved to Alaska in 1964 where he stayed until 1996. During that time he worked in fisheries research, with a brief tenure in sea bird studies. Switching careers at the age of 40, he moved into community college teaching, teaching at Kodiak College, University of Alaska, Anchorage system, until 1996 when he took early retirement and took up full time writing. He moved to Washington state in 1996 and then on to Hawaii. He has since moved back to Washington. In 2002, his first novel Wagner, Descending: The Wrath of the Salmon Queen was published by Pleasure Boat Studio, as was the 2007 historical novel The War Journal of Lila Ann Smith. Crossing the Water, a collection of two trilogies set in Alaska then Hawaii, will be out in the spring of 2009.

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Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Soft cover
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