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Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska

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Seth Kantners Ordinary Wolves told the story of a white boy raised in a sod igloo on the Arctic tundra. A heartbreaking vision of a vanishing world, it established Kantner as one of the nations most original and authentic writers. Here, he returns to the setting of his debut novel with an autobiographical account of his own life in a rapidly changing land. Beginning with his parents migration to the Alaskan wilderness in the 1950s and extending to his own attempts to balance hunting with writing, Kantner recalls cold nights wrapped in caribou hides, fur-clad visitors arriving on dog sleds, swimming amidst ice floes for wounded waterfowl, and his longstanding respect for the old Iñupiaq ways. Captured in words and images, these details combine to reveal a singular landscape at a pivotal moment in its history. Both an elegy and a romp, the book illuminates a world few will see as Kantner has.

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His story begins with the arrival of his father, Howard Kantner, to the remote Arctic of the 1950s and ends with him as a grown man settled in the same landscape. Through a series of moving essays and vivid photographs, ranging in subject from family histories to hunting stories, celebrations of people and places to a lament over a majestic wilderness rapidly disappearing, "Shopping for Porcupine" provides a compelling, intimate view of America's last frontier — the same place that captivated so many readers of "Ordinary Wolves."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571313119
Author:
Kantner, Seth
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Regional Subjects - General
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photos, maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.5 in 20.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , His story begins with the arrival of his father, Howard Kantner, to the remote Arctic of the 1950s and ends with him as a grown man settled in the same landscape. Through a series of moving essays and vivid photographs, ranging in subject from family histories to hunting stories, celebrations of people and places to a lament over a majestic wilderness rapidly disappearing, "Shopping for Porcupine" provides a compelling, intimate view of America's last frontier — the same place that captivated so many readers of "Ordinary Wolves."
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