The Raven's Gift by Don Rearden

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...the author has achieved a very important goal. He has shared Yup’ik oral tradition and taken us deep inside a contemporary fictional tale based on a horrible period in Alaska’s history.
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Notable Fiction of 2013 --- Washington Post

The Washington Post declares: The Raven's Gift by "master of the cliffhanger" Don Rearden is a blend of "hunter-hunted suspense of Geoffrey Household's Rogue Male, the post-apocalyptic bleakness of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and the haunting mysteriousness of The X-Files."

John Morgan and his wife can barely contain their excitement upon arriving as the new teachers in a Yup'ik Eskimo village on the windswept Alaskan tundra. But their move proves disastrous when a deadly epidemic strikes and the isolated community descends into total chaos. When outside aid fails to arrive, John's only hope lies in escaping the snow-covered tundra and the hunger of the other survivors--he must make the thousand-mile trek across the Alaskan wilderness for help. He encounters a blind Eskimo girl and an elderly woman who need his protection, and he needs their knowledge of the terrain to survive. The harsh journey pushes him beyond his limits as he discovers a new sense of hope and the possibility of loving again.
 

About Don Rearden

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Don Rearden grew up on the tundra of southwestern Alaska. He is a produced screenwriter and published poet. Rearden lives in the mountain community of Bear Valley, Alaska, and teaches as an assistant professor of developmental studies at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.
 
Published January 25, 2011 by Penguin Canada. 288 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Diane Brandley on Jun 25 2013

...the author has achieved a very important goal. He has shared Yup’ik oral tradition and taken us deep inside a contemporary fictional tale based on a horrible period in Alaska’s history.

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