Afterlands

Afterlands

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From acclaimed writer Steven Heighton comes an utterly compelling story set in an age of rising nationalism and growing intolerance. Afterlands re-imagines the true story of two men and a woman who, along with sixteen unlucky companions, were cast adrift on an ice floe after the 1872 Polaris expedition failed. Roland Kruger, a German immigrant, finds himself drawn to the mysterious Inuit woman Tukulito, while George Tyson, the compromised leader of the expedition, faces a mutiny as supplies run low. But it is only when Tyson publishes his dangerously dishonest account of the polar events a few years afterward that the full effects of those tragic months of hardship and deprivation are felt.
   Afterlands is a novel rich with unrequited love, divided loyalty and unsettled scores. This novel is a triumph of storytelling from one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Gripping and beautiful, it is a scintillating exploration of the extremes of human experience. Afterlands brilliantly examines both a devastating encounter with the natural world and the unrelenting demands of the human heart.
Book Title Afterlands
Author Steven Heighton (CA)
Type Used Book
From acclaimed writer Steven Heighton comes an utterly compelling story set in an age of rising nationalism and growing intolerance. Afterlands re-imagines the true story of two men and a woman who, along with sixteen unlucky companions, were cast adrift on an ice floe after the 1872 Polaris expedition failed. Roland Kruger, a German immigrant, finds himself drawn to the mysterious Inuit woman Tukulito, while George Tyson, the compromised leader of the expedition, faces a mutiny as supplies run low. But it is only when Tyson publishes his dangerously dishonest account of the polar events a few years afterward that the full effects of those tragic months of hardship and deprivation are felt.
   Afterlands is a novel rich with unrequited love, divided loyalty and unsettled scores. This novel is a triumph of storytelling from one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Gripping and beautiful, it is a scintillating exploration of the extremes of human experience. Afterlands brilliantly examines both a devastating encounter with the natural world and the unrelenting demands of the human heart.