Call of the American Wild (Paperback)

A Tenderfoot's Escape to Alaska

By Guy Grieve

Skyhorse, 9781634502931, 408pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/7/2012)

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

“A wild adventure.” —Independent

A man, an axe, and a dog named Fuzzy . . . let the adventure begin! Trapped in a job he hated and up to his neck in debt, Guy Grieve’s life was going nowhere. But with a stroke of luck, his dream of escaping it all to live in the remote Alaskan tundra suddenly came true. Miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment, Guy built a log cabin from scratch and began carving a life for himself through fishing, hunting, and diligently avoiding bears. Packed with adventure, humor, and insight, this is the gripping story of an ordinary man learning the ways of the wild.


About the Author

Guy Grieve was born in 1973 in South Africa. Half Italian and half Scottish, his childhood was spread across three continents. In between writing, he also earns his living as a dive-fisherman for King Scallops, working from an open boat all year-round in the remote North Atlantic. His island home is called the Isle of Mull and is located in the Inner Hebrides off the coast of Northwest Scotland, where he lives with his wife and two young sons.


Praise For Call of the American Wild: A Tenderfoot's Escape to Alaska

“Captures Grieve’s maverick adventure, and has an energy and pace to it, a compelling, rushing quality, like a dog sled chasing through the snowscape . . .” —Scotsman

“Hilarious.” —Daily Mail

“Riveting, well-written, amusing, and sometimes deeply affecting.” —Glasgow Herald

"A wild adventure."—Independent

“Captures Grieve’s maverick adventure, and has an energy and pace to it, a compelling, rushing quality, like a dog sled chasing through the snowscape . . .” —Scotsman

“Hilarious.” —Daily Mail

“Riveting, well-written, amusing, and sometimes deeply affecting.” —Glasgow Herald

"A wild adventure."—Independent