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GONE ALASKA is a coming of age novel about a young man named Adam Porter who leaves his North Idaho home for adventure on a fishing boat called the Western World that trolls the waters of Southeast Alaska. Philip Swanson, the skipper of the Western World, is one of the novel's antagonists. Adam is thrown into a world that is completely foreign to him: both in the natural world he works out of and in the fringe element of the people he works alongside. His coming of age is not only his understanding of the world of men and women, but his place in the natural world as well, and the damage human kind is doing to the natural environment they work in.
Paperback: 164 pages
Publishing date: July 1, 2019
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Dave Barrett lives and writes out of Missoula, Montana. His fiction has appeared most recently in Potomac Review, Cowboy Jamboree and Midwestern Gothic. His story--EL PARADISIO--appeared in Issue 24 of Quarter After Eight. He teaches writing at the Missoula College.