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The Sea Runners
The Sea Runners
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About the Book

Based on an actual incident in 1853, award-winning author Ivan Doig's The Sea Runners is a spare and awe-inspiring tale of the human quest for freedom.

Goes beyond being 'about' survival and becomes, mile by terrible mile, the experience itself.--New York Times Book Review

In this timeless survival story, four indentured servants escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast. Battling unrelenting high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel, Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, the men struggle to avoid hostile Tlingit Indians, to fend off starvation and exhaustion, and to endure their own doubt and distrust.

The sea, wind, space, are palpable in this exquisitely worked book. And not the least of its charms is the liveliness with which it explores a forgotten corner of North American history.--Thomas Keneally, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List
About the Author: Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the novels Prairie Nocturne and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780156031028
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Mariner Books
  • Depth: 15
  • Height: 201 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 227 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0156031027
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jun 2006
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 135 mm


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