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  • ISBN: 9781982180300
  • ISBN: 1982180307
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Howl Palace -- High jinks -- Nobody gets out alive -- Alcan, an oral history -- Slide and glide -- Valley of the Moon -- Our family fortune-teller -- An extravaganza in two acts.
Summary, etc.:
"A collection of stories by the former books editor at about women and girls living the frontier Alaskan lives we associate with men"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #2
    *Starred Review* Alaska native Newman (Still Points North, 2013) returns to her roots in her debut short story collection set mostly in and around Anchorage. A character in the title story theorizes, "Your average happy person didn't last in Alaska. It was too much work not to die all the time." Whether they live back in the early days, when the town was just a railroad camp, or during the 1970s and '80s, or in the present, Newman's mostly female characters navigate the dangers of the natural world alongside the pervasive threats of sexual violence, addiction, and despair. Some try but fail to leave Alaska, while others arrive there via the Alcan Highway, seeking a new start but, instead, finding both the journey and the destination to be more than they bargained for. While the stories can stand alone, they are loosely connected as characters appear as minor figures in one story and protagonists in another. The opener, "Howl Palace," has won multiple accolades, including The Paris Review's Terry Southern Prize, but all the stories are standouts, and readers, especially fans of Annie Proulx and Elizabeth Strout, will find much to appreciate in Newman's unforgettable collection. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leigh Newman is the author of Still Points North, a memoir about growing up in Alaska which was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeny’s Quarterly Concern, One Story, and Electric Literature. In 2020, she was awarded The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, a Best American Short Story, a Pushcart Prize, and an American Society of Magazine Editors’ Fiction Prize for her work in The Paris Review.

Subject: Alaska > Fiction.
Women > Alaska > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > Alaska > Fiction.
Genre: short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.

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