"More mental intensity than Robinson Crusoe."—Frank McCourt
Praise for Lone Wolves:
"A appealing and relocating tale of braveness and love."—Ray Bradbury
"Powerful, eloquent, and engaging, showcasing a vanishing lifestyle in wealthy detail."—Kirkus Reviews
"An adept specialize in coming-of-age and an illuminating glimpse of local Alaskan cultures."--The Horn Book
"A proficient storyteller with a distinct point of view. . . . A breathlessly paced and exciting experience for readers of all ages."--Cambridge ebook Review
Praise for The nice Death and Alaskan:
"Gripping and poignant. . . . Smelcer's prose is fresh and wealthy; unique but unpretentious."—Horn Book, starred review
"John Smelcer is Alaska's modern day Jack London."—W.P. Kinsella
"An indispensible contribution to Alaskan literature."—J. D. Salinger
"Smelcer speaks from the land, for the land, and the folk who belong to it."—Ursula okay. Le Guin
Sixteen-year-old Seth and his puppy fall off his father's advertisement fishing boat in Prince William Sound. they fight to outlive off land and sea as they paintings their method domestic from island to island in a three-month trip. The isolation permits Seth to appreciate his father's love, settle for his local Alaskan background, and settle for his grief over his mother's death.
John Smelcer is poetry editor of Rosebud and the writer of greater than 40 books. he's an Alaskan local of the Ahtna tribe, and the final tribal member who reads and writes in Ahtna. He divides his time among Talkeetna, Alaska, and Kirksville, Missouri, the place he teaches within the division of communications reports at Truman country University.
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