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Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant

Label
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival
Title
Two old women
Title remainder
an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival
Statement of responsibility
by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin)
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
398.2/089972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was originally published in 1993 by Epicenter Press"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • About the Gwich'in People
  • Hunger and cold take their toll
  • "Let us die trying"
  • Recalling old skills
  • A painful journey
  • Saving a cache of fish
  • Sadness among The People
  • The stillness is broken
  • A new beginning
Control code
ocn830367407
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xvii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780062244987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)830367407
Label
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was originally published in 1993 by Epicenter Press"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • About the Gwich'in People
  • Hunger and cold take their toll
  • "Let us die trying"
  • Recalling old skills
  • A painful journey
  • Saving a cache of fish
  • Sadness among The People
  • The stillness is broken
  • A new beginning
Control code
ocn830367407
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xvii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780062244987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)830367407

Library Locations

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