True North

By Kimberly Kafka
(Dutton Adult, Hardcover, 9780525945307, 288pp.)

Publication Date: March 1, 2000

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Description
For six years Bailey Lockhart has lived alone in the Alaskan bush, supporting herself from the cockpit of a floatplane. She is the only white woman in a land owned by the local Ingalik tribe; her closest neighbor is a fellow bush pilot and activist named Kash. Bailey and Kash are drawn to each other, but their fiercely independent natures keep them apart.

When two Easterners hire Bailey to pilot them into the bush, a series of events is set in motion that will upset the delicate racial balance of the land and lead to violence. As the truth behind the couple's arrival becomes apparent, the refuge Bailey has created for herself shatters. Forced to face the demons of her unresolved past, she is given a chance to free herself at last from the secret that haunts her.

Marked by spare, resonant prose and imbued with an indelible sense of place, True North tells a powerful story of adventure and survival. It is a welcome debut by a gifted new voice in literary fiction.




About the Author

Kimberly Kafka, a direct descendant of Franz Kafka, is a certified wilderness emergency medical technician who has taught writing and literature at the University of Michigan, and has conducted writing workshops at Bennington College and the University of Southern Maine. She is also the author of the novel True North.

Visit Kimberly Kafka on the web: http://www.kimberlykafka.com  

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