Two Old Women, 20th Anniversary Edition

An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

Author: Velma Wallis

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062244987

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).
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Two Old Women

An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

Author: Velma Wallis

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 9780972494496

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 4238

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Based on an Athabascan legend, this is a story of survival -- of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game.
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