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Hitchhiking her way through Alaska, a young woman named Anna is picked up by Kyle, a fisherman. Anna and Kyle quickly fall for each other, as they are both adventurous, fiercely independent, and in love with the raw beauty and solitude of Alaska. To cement their relationship, they agree to become caretakers of a remote lighthouse perched on a small rock in the middle of a deep channel — a place that has been uninhabited since the last caretaker mysteriously disappeared two decades ago. What seems the perfect adventure for these two quickly unravels, as closely-held secrets pull them apart, and the surrounding waters threaten uncertain danger. A psychological thriller set against the rugged landscape of coastal Alaska, Point of Direction is an exquisite literary debut.

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"A remote lighthouse near Juneau, Ala., serves as a crucible through which two people come to terms with their past and begin to forge a future with each other, in Weaver's sparkling debut. Anna Richard and Kyle McAllin meet when Kyle picks Anna up hitchhiking on the ALCAN Highway. They develop a relationship but share little information about themselves with each other, even after more than six months living together. When the couple decides to become caretakers for the Coast Guard–owned Hibler Rock Lighthouse and sign a nine-month lease, the lighthouse's unforgiving environment, with its hard and constant work, becomes a sanctuary for one of them and a prison for the other. Weaver melds Anna's past failures and Kyle's issues with abandonment, as well as their present shared struggle, into a gripping narrative where they become like 'two weak pieces tied together for strength.' An impressive debut that makes brilliant use of the harsh and beautiful Alaskan seascape. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Point of Direction is a smart, tough, gorgeous novel, written in prose so quietly luminous it seems cut straight out of the Alaska landscape it so brilliantly brings to life. This is a debut to be excited about." Laird Hunt, author of Kind One, 2013 PEN / Faulkner Award Finalist

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"Rachel Weaver's evocation of isolation in Alaska and in the landscape of the human mind are impressive and spot on. Point of Direction is a fine and compelling read." Seth Kantner, author of the national bestseller, Ordinary Wolves

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"A lighthouse on an island off the coast of Alaska. A couple together on that island, each alone with the losses that haunt them. Rachel Weaver's Point of Direction beautifully explores love, loss, and the mysteries of memory, all set in an Alaska that stuns the senses." William Haywood Henderson, author of Augusta Locke

Synopsis:

A young couple's painful, buried past is brought to the surface when they become the caretakers of an abandoned lighthouse.

About the Author

Rachel Weaver holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. Her work has been published in The Gettysburg Review and the Blue Mesa Review. She has also worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying songbirds, raptors, and black and brown bears. Rachel currently lives in Colorado.

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Elaine McIntosh, April 26, 2014 (view all comments by Elaine McIntosh)
I loved this book from the first pages. Weaver's writing is as beautiful as the settings in Alaska where her characters live. This is a story of secrets; the ones we keep from each other and from ourselves. The two main characters are both people I would love to meet and spend more time with. The depiction of life in SE Alaska makes the reader believe you are right there, feeling the stinging rain, and harsh beauty of the landscape. You won't be sorry you decided to spend the time to become part of the world that Weaver so lyrically creates.
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ISBN:
9781935439912
Author:
Weaver, Rachel
Publisher:
Ig Publishing
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140513
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A remote lighthouse near Juneau, Ala., serves as a crucible through which two people come to terms with their past and begin to forge a future with each other, in Weaver's sparkling debut. Anna Richard and Kyle McAllin meet when Kyle picks Anna up hitchhiking on the ALCAN Highway. They develop a relationship but share little information about themselves with each other, even after more than six months living together. When the couple decides to become caretakers for the Coast Guard–owned Hibler Rock Lighthouse and sign a nine-month lease, the lighthouse's unforgiving environment, with its hard and constant work, becomes a sanctuary for one of them and a prison for the other. Weaver melds Anna's past failures and Kyle's issues with abandonment, as well as their present shared struggle, into a gripping narrative where they become like 'two weak pieces tied together for strength.' An impressive debut that makes brilliant use of the harsh and beautiful Alaskan seascape. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , Point of Direction is a smart, tough, gorgeous novel, written in prose so quietly luminous it seems cut straight out of the Alaska landscape it so brilliantly brings to life. This is a debut to be excited about."
"Review" by , "Rachel Weaver's evocation of isolation in Alaska and in the landscape of the human mind are impressive and spot on. Point of Direction is a fine and compelling read."
"Review" by , "A lighthouse on an island off the coast of Alaska. A couple together on that island, each alone with the losses that haunt them. Rachel Weaver's Point of Direction beautifully explores love, loss, and the mysteries of memory, all set in an Alaska that stuns the senses."
"Synopsis" by ,
A young couple's painful, buried past is brought to the surface when they become the caretakers of an abandoned lighthouse.
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