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3-Day Books, 2010 - Fiction - 170 pages
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Charles Perth intends to be the first person to walk alone across the North Pole, bisecting the Arctic Circle between Canada and Russia. He leaves behind the woman he loves―knowing he can never see her again, even if he makes it to the other side. During his journey, Charles is confronted by the extreme climate, dangerous predators and constant, blinding summer sun of the Arctic, now permanently frozen due to a drastic global climate shift. Charles is also subject to the strategic malevolence of his unstable and resentful brother who, from thousands of kilometres away, has the resources and savvy to make the solo expedition treacherous, and even deadly. If Charles is to succeed―and survive―he must overcome exhaustion, starvation, sabotage, and despair, and find in himself the strength and will to beat his brother at his own twisted game.

This riveting, anxiety-filled read is the latest winner of the annual International 3-Day Novel Contest, a notorious rite of passage for writers that has taken place every Labour Day Weekend since 1977. Hundreds of novelists enter every year, and thousands more wish they had the courage. It has spawned its own genre of risky, cutting-edge fiction, evident in the 27 unique winning novels that have been published since the contest began. The 33rd annual contest will take place this September; for more information contact

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

I found this book at my local library one day while browsing the shelves. It is amazing how great books are discovered that way! Charles Perth is a music therapist. He helps people relearn how to play ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Mark Sedore: Mark Sedore, winner of the 32nd Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest, is a professional writer and graduate student living in Toronto. His previous entries to the 3-Day Novel Contest have won honourable mention and second place.

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