Mike, Charley & Wolf

by Jim Hunter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/16/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781698706405
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781698706429
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781698706412

About the Book

In Alaska a popular belt buckle reads: “Alaska is what America was.” This novel is about 1950 Alaska, when the state’s population was an unbelievably small ninety-eight thousand people, compared to today’s seven hundred thousand plus. And yet Alaska is still “The Last Frontier.” This book is about a time when adventure and challenge were daily in the wilderness as well as in the small towns and cities between the great Mountain Ranges. In particular in the far north where these five years of wilderness intimacy take place, of coming of age and old age, of migrating caribou, free roaming wolf packs, aerial hunters. denning bears and huge moose, constant daylight, constant night, and much, much more.

About the Author

Arriving in Alaska in 1955, in June’s twenty-four-hour daylight, Jim Hunter knew he was home. And having called Alaska home since he’s experienced most of the events in this story, as well as capturing others from those encountered while going solo into Alaska’s most remote wilds. Backpacking on foot in the long summers, on skis and snow machines in winter, as well as by kayak, by canoe, and in various aircraft owned over the years, standing still was never his style. Following four years in the Air Force, he graduated from San Francisco State College in 1962 with a BA in Journalism. His previous book OFFBEAT BAJA published by Chronicle Books sold well in the US and Europe. His wife of many years, Marilyn Mount of New Jersey, has shared many adventures with him, both before and after retiring from her position as a Counselor in the Fairbanks Unified School District. Jim and Marilyn now divide each year between homes in Fairbanks, AK and Tucson AZ.