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really liked this book ven though survival stories are a bit unusual for me In liked this book OBaby even though survival stories are a bit unusual for me In four Swedes indentured to the Russian American Company based in New Archangel Russian America Sitka Alaska decide toscape New Archangel and the brutal treatment they receive at the hands of their overseers Melander their leader bitterly terms all the Scandinavians and Finns working there as the Russians hornless oxen During a six month period the Swedes steal a native Tlingit Russians call the tribe Kolosh canoe and anything Nerds else necessary for their trip to their final destination Astoria Oregon Territory Astoria is near the mouth of the Columbia River They finally leave at dusk by subterfuge on Russian Christmas night1853 figuring the Russians will be too busy celebrating to notice They make their way down the Pacific coast The novel is nonstopxcitement and twists and turns Russians and Kolosh chase them for awhile until the Russians give up then the men face hostile Indians storms rocks and having to hunt and fish while trying to avoid unfriendly tribes Some of the men have never paddled before After the maps they have stolen prove inadeuate they uarrel violently They have to travel blind in the midst of severe winter weather and angry seas The writing was very sparse and stark I got a good sense of the seas The writing was very sparse and stark I got a good sense of the and interactions of the men and how they faced Zack (Areion Fury MC everything The novel was veryvocative of the time and setting As the journey progressed I kept referring to the map of that coastline area in the book Very highly recommended Fact According to a contemporary letter to the Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, editor in the Oregon Weekly Times during the winter of 1852 53 oystermen at Shoalwater Bay modernly renamed Willapa Bay north of the mouth of the Columbia River came upon three men the perfect pictures of misery and despair who had achieved a canoe voyage down the Northwest coast from indentureship at New Archangel FictionTaking the above as his source Ivan Doig imagines what happens to four Swedish men indentured by the Russians so called seven year men in New Archangel now Sitka on Baranov Island Alaska whoscape and head south their ultimate destination being Astoria on the Columbia River Four very different men in a canoe all dependent on one another hundreds of miles of rough coastline and bad weather what can go wrong They have both luck and misfortune in abundanceThe WritingWhat made this a five star read for me is the writing rather than the plot or characters Both plot and characters are fine but it is the writing the descriptions the imagery that swept me away Roughly halfway through the book and the journey tragedy strikes and from this point the writing jumps up a notch or two and continues improving With the careful use of a single word Mr Doig can voke marvellous images as he does immediately after that tragedy where they try to unbelieve what had happened and one of the men who stepped first out of the silence There are xamples on almost Taxi ins Glück every page It s worthwhile reading the novel with care rather than skim reading Mr Doig also inserts brief bits and bobs of history from time to time Here are a few non spoilerxtracts Crone mountains these now Old bleak places gray scarved above the green shore p171Thus the author compares the canoeists and their struggle against the lements at one particular point Perhaps bring to thought that trick done with apple and knife the fruit to be peeled in one stopless cutting down and down the pare of skin coiling from the blade s glide the red white red white spiral stair ver likely to snap away but yet is it for ach shaving of coil twirls a bond with all the others the helix holding itself together spin on spin by creational grace p181In a beautiful description of the coming spring too long to uote in full Out of their winter rust ferns unroll green And further on in that passage Geese and ducks and whistling swans write first strokes of their calligraphy of their flight northward p202 There are also magnificent descriptions Coast Battling unrelenting high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel Alaska to Astoria Oregon the men struggle to avoid hostile Tlingit Indians to fend off starvation. .
Well dagnabbit I was so much looking forward to reading this unfortunately book that i reading this Unfortunately the The Magic Rolling Pin eBook that I reading riddled withrrors and it is just too difficult translating them all I feel sorry for people whose first language isn t English because Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, even though mine is this was just too difficult The word and becomes arid many times plus there are strange typing characters popping up in places where I can tven tell if it is supposed to be a word or notHowever I am not completely discouraged I will do my best to find another copy of this novel as soon as I can This version will just need to be zapped back into cyberspace somewhere This my first Ivan Doig will always be special Special not just because I ve found another author to whom I can turn regularly but because the setting for this is so familiar to me The islands Baranof Japonski Kuiu Kosciusko Prince of Wales the waterways Sitka Sound Hecate Strait This is where I live Doig describes it perfectly with the mountains coming straight out of the water and trees touching water I cannot imagine taking this trip in a canoe at any time let alone winter and specially not in the 1850s when there were no settlements to resupply It is so much than the setting as Doig reveals the characters with feeling and gives us a chance to Masterfully written man against man man against sea man against self a classic novel based in part on a factual vent Navigating The Sea Runners though can be slow going and tedious The language is appropriately so period specific and culturally steeped with subjectverb reversals therefore it takes a bit of patience adapting and melding with the Sven Garden Bouquets and Beyond euphemisms and Doig s syncopated rhythm However patience is a virtue The thousand mile against all odds coastal paddled canoe journey fraught with numerous mental and physical challenges is worth the challenge If this coast was other we d maybe be hiking out More my journey that d have been lead me with a mealsack over my head into any wood and straight out I d find my way Toss one foot in front of another you know you get somewhere But water can t keep a fix on water Only keep after it stroke and stroke and stroke Sober anyone that grayndless seam of sea and sky Four challenge adventure navigational stars And though this isn t a leisurely read for casual The Unseen Wonder enjoyment The Sea Runner is a worthy selection for those whonjoy literary works with serious breadth and depth This is one of those cases where the author has taken a minor historical The Management Bible event and used it as inspiration for a novel The plot here centres around four Swedish men in the 1850s who are signed on as indentured servants with the Russian American Company in New Archangel present day Sitka One is a former sailor who knows something of world geography Dissatisfied with life in New Archangel he persuades 3 others to join him in a desperatescape attempt The four steal supplies and a Tlingit canoe and attempt to journey than a thousand miles south to Astoria OregonIt took me a while to get into this but it slowly worked its way into my psyche The opening 60 pages or so set on Baranof Island were a bit of a struggle to get through The pace picks up once the Zu schnell escape attempt happens Even then apart from one or two tense sections I wouldn t call it a page turner It s about how the four menach of them very different characters deal with the Sleepless (Bird of Stone, enormity of the challenge they have taken on and the toll it takes on their physical and mental resources It s also about the natural world that the men face which kind of takes the part of a fifth main character a very moody one This is the first novel I ve read by this author and I would say he is very descriptive in his writing At times I had the impression he was self consciously soI must admit that towards thend I was willing the guys to make it to Astoria and a novel is a success if it gets the reader to identify that strongly with its characters A slow burner but in the nd a four star rating for me This was an incredible story It was based on a true incident reported in a Letter to the Editor in an Oregon newspaper in 1853 In this timeless survival story four indentured servants scape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest.
Download ¾ Book, PUB or Kindle PDF Â Ivan DoigF birds Invisible (The Curse of Avalon etclsewhere in the novel No knowing what s prowling in his head but at least it s not jumping out his mouth p212 The author Ivan Doig holds a PhD in history from the University of Washington He has written several novels and is a recipient of the Wallace Stegner Award I decided to read this book based on Marita s review of it the Wallace Stegner Award I decided to read this book based on Marita s review of it made it seem like an adventure I would Yummy Supper enjoy and I didnjoy it Having said that I should add that if you want a review of the story Marita s review is the place to start I shall be giving only a few personal thoughts Four men setting out from an island in the Alaskan Panhandle in winter is obviously an adventure story In this case what kind of adventure is to some degree left to the mind of the reader It is a great credit to the author Ivan Doig that he is able to describe both the menace and the beauty in the setting and the resilience and the weakness in the characters in such a way as to take the reader into different places of the mind at different times The threat is always around the next island but then so is the possibility that nature will bring on something like a religious xperience If I had read this story sometime before the aging process had taken over my joints I would have started plan The only Doig I ve re read Set in a time and place that uite appeal A favorite to recommend Whistling Season has re read potential tooThe Whistling SeasonHere s perspective providing review copied from Kirkus Also a potential spoiler KIRKUS REVIEW A tense shrewdly modulated sea adventure in which a uartet of indentured Scandinavians attempt scape from Russian America 1853 Alaska in a stolen canoe a Pacific journey far rugged than the plain arithmetic of its miles Of the four only one is seaworthy at the start but Deep Listening each pulls his own as they paddle through snowstorms and dangerous straits consume their rations and personal reserves Melander is the beached seaman who conceives the plan and navigates Karlsson s the uiet constant mate Braaf is the camp thief who outfits the voyage he remains the least developed of the lot And Wennberg his trigger always this close to click is the bitter volcanic fourth who muscled in kept in check by Melander he adds a blacksmith s strength to the paddling But Melander is killed in the solencounter with coastal tribesmen and Karlsson Wennberg s chief antagonist must take over for the fugitive alliance to hold antagonist must take over for the fugitive alliance to hold alone can read the map Doig deftly pilots this mismatched crew through a punishing journey to Astoria Oregon maintaining a high level of tension including casual portions of history and geography as handily as in Winter Brothers testing the rocky motional waters of desperate men The two suabblers nearly attempt a communion but the moment uickened past them the shaky truce resumes And readers who hailed This House of Sky and Winter Brothers will find this another safe harbor for Doig continues as a prose writer of xulting originality Verbs become nouns nouns become verbs and observations resonate the reserved Karlsson is A man built smoke tight Distant cousin to Deliverance the writing is lyrical the crew less fiercely manipulated a polished chronicle of physical and spiritual Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature endurance Over the years I ve throughlynjoyed Ivan Doig s books set in Montana finding them ngrossing and comfortable A departure for me this book xhibits the xceptional versatility of the masterful writer Ivan Doig truly is This story comes alive
through fully fleshed out characters human and natura Loosely based on actual vents Ivan Doig s The Sea Runners is anfully fleshed out characters human and natura Loosely based on actual Bunnys Book Club Goes to School events Ivan Doig s The Sea Runners is an of culture adventure and survival Four Scandinavian menscape their indentured servitude to a Russian trading company in New Archangel what is now Sitka in Southeast Alaska and head off in a stolen Native Alaskan canoe for Astoria OregonDoig s descriptions of the Southeast Alaskan landscape the ocean the rocky beaches and cliff the dense forests and most notably the weather are very The Peculiar Pig evocative His dialogue is similarly intriguing I found myself chuckling at the witty though not unrealisticxchanges between the Cherry Ingram escapee. Andxhaustion and to The Mermaids Shoes endure their own doubt and distrust Based on an actual incident in 1853 The Sea Runners is a spare and awe inspiring tale of the human uest for freedom.