Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle

Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle

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Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle is a book of short stories set in southeast Alaska on an archipelago about the size of Florida. There are not many people and most of them live in a few small scattered towns. Some live in the more remote areas of the thousands of miles of coastline and hundreds of backwater bays and coves, making a living at whatever is available.Alaska is a place where geography and weather dictate human behavior, and that could mean eating the same dried beans, rice, deer meat and fish for a good part of the year. With no freeways and little law enforcement (a 911call means contacting the Coast Guard), people must learn to be self-sufficient, especially in times of emergencies. Sometimes people make their own solutions to solve problems. If a solution doesna€™t work and youa€™re still alive, ita€™s time to try another! The folks that live in this remote part of Alaska do whatever it takes to make it work. Therea€™s a freedom that cana€™t be had in civilization, but the price is high. These are their stories.The fence separating the field and the yard is in about the same condition as the house, wellused and in need of repair. The first rays of morning sun come through ... A small woodstove sits to one side of the room; on it is a castiron tea pot. A wooden apple box in one corner holds an enameled dinner plate and coffee cupanbsp;...

Title:Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle
Author:John Hunt
Publisher:Publish on Demand Global - 2013-06-29


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