Haines Junction by David ThompsonHaines Junction by David Thompson

Haines Junction

byDavid Thompson

Paperback | March 1, 2013

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Joshua Waldo Lake Shackelton, born in New Mexico in 1946, could never ignore the call of the wild. In 1964, spared from the draft, he slips up the coast as far as the tip of Vancouver Island before moving inland. Wending his way through BC's inlets and coastal mountains, Joshua discovers the nature of solitude; in the ports and villages, he discovers community.

Finally he reaches Haines Junction, in the Yukon Territory, where the Haines and Alaska highways meet. It is here that he discovers friendship (and gold). Miners catch gold fever, political conspiracies come to light and Joshua and his friends encounter the mystical and the mundane. When he finds himself at the centre of a mystery that includes the wreck of a military DC-3, a raft constructed by an ancient order of Japanese monks, and the wolfbear of Aleut myth, Joshua must work to unravel the threads and protect his friends from their own harebrained schemes. Suspenseful and warmly funny, 'Haines Junction' is a tale of adventure and domesticity, loyalty and betrayal, and the laws of the Yukon.
Touted as the Yukon's Stuart McLean by reviewer Laurie Glenn Norris of the 'Telegraph Journal', David Thompson is a writer and general building contractor who has lived in the Yukon Territory since 1962. His love for the land and its people inspires him to write fiction describing life in the North. He has twice won Dawson City's Aut...
Title:Haines JunctionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 6.13 × 0.56 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:Caitlin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927575044

ISBN - 13:9781927575048