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Edge of Nowhere

By John Smelcer

Based on true events from the author's own life, this is a poignant modern version of Robinson Crusoe.

This is an astonishing tale of survival; a poignant Robinson Crusoe story, based on true events. When Seth and his dog, Tucker, are washed overboard from his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm, they are assumed drowned. But by good fortune, Seth and Tucker make it safely to one of the hundreds of islands that line the Alaskan coast. Over many months, the boy and his dog make their way, island by island, towards home, while Seth's desperate father never gives up hope. Along the way, Seth learns many hard lessons about survival, and even harder lessons about himself.

  • A coming-of-age novel about perseverance, courage, and self-reliance.
  • More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe.' Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes
  • John Smelcer's previous novels have received incredible reviews: 'Gripping' Independent, 'A celebration of the human spirit' Daily Mail; 'A small masterpiece' Kirkus Review

About the author

John Smelcer won the prestigious James Jones First Novel prize for The Trap, which has been published in the USA by Henry Holt. He has a unique perspective on the Native American point of view, as he is himself an Ahtna Athabaskan Indian, as well as having a doctorate in contemporary literature.

ISBN: 9781849391962
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 5, 2010
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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