The Great Alone: A Novel
“A TOUR DE FORCE.” ―Kirkus (featured review)
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in emergency, a definitive trial of survival.
Ernt Allbright, a previous POW, gets back home from the Vietnam war a changed and unstable man. When he loses yet another employment, he settles on an indiscreet choice: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the network in America’s last evident wilderness.
Thirteen-year-old Leni, a young lady transitioning in a wild time, got in the riptide of her folks’ energetic, stormy relationship, sets out to trust that another land will prompt a superior future for her family. She is edgy for a place to have a place. Her mom, Cora, will do anything and go anyplace for the man she cherishes, regardless of whether implies tailing him into the obscure.
At in the first place, Alaska is by all accounts the solution to their supplications. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they discover a furiously free group of solid men and considerably more grounded ladies. The long, sunlit days and the liberality of local people compensate for the Allbrights’ absence of readiness and diminishing assets.
In any case, as winter methodologies and obscurity slides on Alaska, Ernt’s delicate mental state decays and the family starts to break. Before long the hazards outside could not hope to compare to dangers from inside. In their little lodge, canvassed in snow, covered in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mom take in the appalling truth: they are alone. In the wild, there is nobody to spare them however themselves.
In this remarkable representation of human feebleness and strength, Kristin Hannah uncovers the unstoppable character of the cutting edge American pioneer and the soul of a vanishing Alaska―a place of unique excellence and peril. The Great Alone is a challenging, delightful, stay-up-throughout the night tale about adoration and misfortune, the battle for survival, and the ferocity that lives in both man and nature.
|Dimensions||9.57 × 6.54 × 1.46 cm|
St. Martin's Press
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