Cabin, Clearing, Forest

Zach Falcon

Cabin, Clearing, Forest

Zach Falcon

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

150 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781602232754 Published October 2015
E-book $7.00 to $16.95 ISBN: 9781602232761 Published October 2015
“People break my heart. Every single one of them does.” In settings that range from rural fishing communities to the urban capital, the stories of Cabin, Clearing, Forest are a lyrical road map to the human landscape of contemporary Alaska. In “Blue Ticket,” a stranger finds solace in a Juneau homeless encampment. Old friends argue over the pleasures and perils of small-town life in “A Beginner’s Guide to Leaving Your Hometown,” and in “Every Island Longs for the Continent,” a young family falls apart after moving to Kodiak. In these thirteen stories, Zach Falcon explores the burdens of familiarity and the pains of estrangement through characters struggling with their place in the world.
Contents
Cabin
Clearing
Forest
What This Guy Said One Night, in the Arctic Bar, in Juneau, Alaska
Blue Ticket
The Times of Danil Garland
Dendromancy
Bridge to Nowhere
Roost
A Beginner’s Guide to Leaving Your Hometown
Sleight
Knots Pull Against Themselves
Every Island Longs for the Continent—Kodiak, 1973
Acknowledgments
Review Quotes
Juneau Empire
“Falcon’s skill in presenting bleakly realistic, unidealized lives is central to the book’s considerable power. On top of that—and more to the point for those who don’t live here—he’s an exceptional writer.”
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