The New Stranger

The New Stranger

Subtitle : Welcome To Alaska
Author : John Anderson
ISBN No. : 9781637470060



Book : The New Stranger

ISBN Number : 9781637470060
Book Name : The New Stranger (Welcome To Alaska)
Book Pages : 448

The New Stranger is a unique look into the life of a young adventurer in the latter days of Kodiak Island’s pioneer era, where its people, even today, live mainly a subsistence lifestyle in the Kodiak Island Archipelago. A fast-paced book that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The New Stranger is authentic, whether detailing the art of brailing salmon or wresting a king crab pot over the rail and onto a frozen deck off the Islands rugged capes. The New Stranger is important, for within it, through my eyes, the reader can see a young man off on his first adventure and then show the reader a man’s world of discovery. As I recount maturing, the narrative appears somewhat boyish at first in the Islands fisheries among the various wharf rats and old-time Alaskan watermen types. The New Stranger covers Kodiak’s fishing industry, from harvesting, processing, and shipping of salmon and king crab to the Lower Forty-Eight markets. As well as seal hunting and adding as an outfitter for a \pseudo\” big game guide. The author was also fortunate enough to gain a world of experience in the area of Native, hunting, gathering, and all that goes along with the survival of Kodiak’s Native people. At the end of a harrowing 1964 winter king crab season, I determined to remain on the island of snow I have come to love over the proceeding two years, where I managed to survive the March 27the, 1964, great Alaska earthquake and its devastating tsunamis.”

Author : John Anderson

John Anderson was born in Anacortes, Washington, in the San Juan Islands, in 1936. At the age of five, during the second world war, the family moved to several coastal communities until 1952, when his father was killed in a lumber mill accident. Dropping out of school in his freshman year to assist his mother in supporting his two younger siblings, he lied about his age and joined the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge in 1955, he spent a few years in the Washington salmon and bottom fisheries in Puget Sound. In 1962, he made his way to Kodiak Island, where he fished salmon and crab until 1983, when he and his wife purchased a used car dealership in Anchorage, Alaska. Retiring to Kenai, Alaska in 2006, where he began to write The New Stranger until his wife passed away in 2021. After her death, he completed The New Stranger and is writing several short stories and compiling a book of poetry.

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Weight 1.48 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 in


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