A Distant Enemy by Debra Vanasse

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In this remote corner of Alaska, survival’s no game. On the vast, wind-blown tundra, a simple mistake can mean death. But as the old ways slip away, anger pushes fourteen-year-old Joseph into a series of confrontations that pit him against an unforgiving wilderness. “A gripping story” ~ Kirkus Reviews
 

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Published January 10, 2014 by Running Fox Books. 192 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Joseph's first solo hunt for birds to supplement his family's food supply is inadvertently ruined by Mr. Townsend, Joseph retaliates by telling the villagers lies about the man--serious enough, Joseph hopes, to drive him away.

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In a starred review, PW called this sensitive first novel ""a vivid portrait of modern Eskimo lifestyles, conflicts and fears."" Ages 10-14.

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Set in a remote Alaskan village, this first novel fluidly communicates the bitterness of Joseph, a boy of mixed race, as he witnesses the erosion of Yup'ik Eskimo traditions by white men enforcing their ""kass'aq rules."" Unable to express his hostility toward his own Caucasian father, who left t...

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