By David Thompson
Joshua Waldo Lake Shackelton, born in New Mexico in 1946, may perhaps by no means forget about the decision of the wild. In 1964, spared from the draft, he slips up the coast so far as the top of Vancouver Island earlier than relocating inland. Wending his approach via BC’s inlets and coastal mountains, Joshua discovers the character of solitude; within the ports and villages, he discovers community.
Finally he reaches Haines Junction, within the Yukon Territory, the place the Haines and Alaska highways meet. it truly is right here that he discovers friendship (and gold). Miners seize gold fever, political conspiracies come to gentle and Joshua and his neighbors come across the magical and the mundane. whilst he unearths himself on the centre of a secret that comes with the break of an army DC-3, a raft developed through an historical order of jap priests, and the wolfbear of Aleut fantasy, Joshua needs to paintings to solve the threads and guard his pals from their very own harebrained schemes. Suspenseful and warmly humorous, Haines Junction is a story of event and domesticity, loyalty and betrayal, and the legislation of the Yukon.
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