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3-Day Books, 2010 - Fiction - 170 pages
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Charles Perth intends to be the first person towalk alone across the North Pole, bisecting theArctic Circle between Canada and Russia. Heleaves behind the woman he loves―knowinghe can never see her again, even if he makes itto the other side. During his journey, Charles isconfronted by the extreme climate, dangerouspredators and constant, blinding summer sunof the Arctic, now permanently frozen due to adrastic global climate shift. Charles is also subjectto the strategic malevolence of his unstableand resentful brother who, from thousands ofkilometres away, has the resources and savvyto make the solo expedition treacherous, andeven 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 latestwinner of the annual International 3-Day NovelContest, a notorious rite of passage for writersthat has taken place every Labour Day Weekendsince 1977. Hundreds of novelists enter everyyear, and thousands more wish they had thecourage. It has spawned its own genre of risky,cutting-edge fiction, evident in the 27 uniquewinning novels that have been published sincethe contest began. The 33rd annual contest willtake place this September; for more informationcontact

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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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