Adventures in the Alaskan skin trade

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Simon and Schuster, 1985 - Business & Economics - 396 pages
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A Western tall tale and a psychological thriller of stunning insight and depth, this is Hawkes' most ambitious work ever.

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Years ago I read several of Hawkes' books and each of them haunted me for a long time. This one won't. Hawkes abandons his nightmarish story lines here for a sort of hero-worship/coming of age/family ... Read full review

Adventures in the Alaskan skin trade

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Jack Deauville was a stalwart but im practical adventurer, a "meddler'' im prisoned in his own demanding, un comprehending manhood. A New Englander by birth, he headed north to Alaska after the stock ... Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Author John Hawkes was born in Stamford, Connecticut on August 17, 1925. During World War II, he joined the American Field Service and was an ambulance driver in Italy and Germany from the summer of 1944 to the summer of 1945. He taught at Brown University for thirty years. He wrote eighteen novels, four plays, and a volume of poetry during his lifetime. His first novel, The Cannibal, was published in 1949. His other works include The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, and Virginie: Her Two Lives. His novel Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade won France's Prix Medicis Étranger in 1986. He died on May 15, 1998.

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