"Atmospheric and moving, this is an impressively assured debut."—Publishers Weekly
“First-time novelist expertly fictionalizes one of WWII’s least-known stories…a haunting story that will remind many of Ondaatje’s The English Patient–and that merits the comparison.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A poignant and lyrical first novel written with the assurance of a master—Alaska is beautifully realized in all its harshness and native magic.”—T. C. Boyle, Drop City
“A gifted and interesting writer, a writer to notice, a writer to watch, a writer any reader of serious fiction will be proud to have read.”—Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered
"Beautifully written and astonishingly well researched…. It was the setting that swept me away, but the characters that I will remember."
–Mark Johnson, The San Jose Mercury News
From the Hardcover edition.