A Place Beyond

A Place Beyond

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In A Place Beyond, Nick Jans leads us into his a€œfounda€ homea€”the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventurea€”camping among wolves, traveling with IApupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at breakup. The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a tent, a grizzly stands etched against the snowa€”just a sampling of the images and events rendered in Jana€™s transparent, visual prose. Moments of humor are offset by haunting insights, and by thoughtful reflections on contemporary IApupiat culture, making A Place Beyond a book to savor.After two seasons of serious usea€”anywhere from four to ten thousand milesa€” they start falling apart. ... snapped throttle cable, broken choke lever, and dead battery on the ATV; splintered rails on one sled, cracked hitch on another; shot idleranbsp;...

Title:A Place Beyond
Author:Nick Jans
Publisher:Graphic Arts Books - 2012-11-15


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