Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance is an unforgettable account of Gary Paulsen's most ambitious quest: to know a world beyond his knowing, to train for and run the Iditarod. Fueled by an all-consuming passion for running dogs, Paulsen entered the grueling 1,180-mile race across Alaska in dangerous ignorance and with fierce determination. For seventeen days, Paulsen and his team of fifteen dogs ran through breathtaking and treacherous Arctic terrain. They crossed the barren, moonlike landscape of the Alaskan interior and witnessed sunrises that cast a golden blaze over the vast waters of the Bering Sea. They endured blinding wind, snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, hallucinations - and the relentless push to go on. He crossed the finish line, but it wasn't enough: Paulsen was obsessed and wanted to race again. Though the dangers of the Iditarod were legion, more frightening still was the knowledge that he could not stop racing dogs of his own free will.
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Review: Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the IditarodUser Review - Elaan - Goodreads
Loved this book! Laughed out loud so many times. It does get serious, and sad, in places but I enjoyed the writing very much. Excellent. Read full review
Review: Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the IditarodUser Review - Lynnette - Goodreads
Gary Paulsen is a ridiculously funny writer, in that deadpan honest way that most writers have to work at. He decides to run the Iditarod. Seems plausible until you realize he is just kind of going ... Read full review
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