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Title:
The great alone
Author:
Hannah, Kristin author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
Physical Description:
647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Summary:
"In 1974, a former Vietnam POW, suffering from flashbacks and nightmares, moves his family to Alaska to live off the grid in an attempt to find peace, restoration, and freedom. They will also face dangers, both internally and externally, as they face the ultimate test of the human spirit"--

Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to move from Seattle to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially Lenora's classmate Matthew Walker. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents.
General Note:
Originally published: St. Martin's Press.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781683247005
Format :
Book