By Kimberly Kafka
(Dutton Adult, Hardcover, 9780525945307, 288pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2000
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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.
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