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John Smelcer
John Smelcer

John Smelcer won the prestigious James Jones First Novel prize for The Trap, which has been published in the USA by Henry Holt. He has a unique perspective on the Native American point of view, as he is himself an Ahtna Athabaskan Indian, as well as having a doctorate in contemporary literature.

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Edge of Nowhere

(Paperback) - 2010

9781849391962

Edge of Nowhere RRP £5.99
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Synopsis

This is an astonishing tale of survival; a poignant Robinson Crusoe story, based on true events. When Seth and his dog, Tucker, are washed overboard from his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm, they are assumed drowned. But by good fortune, Seth and Tucker make it safely to one of the hundreds of islands that line the Alaskan coast. Over many months, the boy and his dog make their way, island by island, towards home, while Seth's desperate father never gives up hope. Along the way, Seth learns many hard lessons about survival, and even harder lessons about himself.

  • Paperback
  • Published: 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849391962
  • Age Range: 12+ years

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