The Sea Runners

The Sea Runners

Book - 1982
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In this timeless survival story, four indentured servants escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast. Battling unrelenting high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel, Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, the men struggle to avoid hostile Tlingit Indians, to fend off starvation and exhaustion, and to endure their own doubt and distrust. Based on an actual incident in 1853, The Sea Runners is a spare and awe-inspiring tale of the human quest for freedom.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1982
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689113024
Characteristics: 279 p. : map ; 22 cm


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SnoIsleLib_JoanG Sep 23, 2017

Anyone who has navigated the waters of Southeast Alaska as I have, will understand why I can say that I felt, while reading this book, as though I was in the sea runners' boat every minute of their long journey! A fantastic read!

CRRL_VirginiaJ Jun 08, 2017

An adventure story and a character study. In 19th-century, Russian-owned Alaska, a party of men escape virtual slavery to try their luck on the open sea.

Jul 05, 2016

Doig really goes all out to write his prose poetically in this one. His turns of phrase, though sometimes hard to follow, are descriptive. Great story, I found it easy to put down and pick back up again.

May 01, 2015

I am about 2/3 through the book. Great read so far. Good yarn. Well researched..


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