Seven Words for Wind

Essays and Field Notes from Alaska's Pribilof Islands

Sumner MacLeish

Sumner MacLeish

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

160 pages | black and white photos | 7-3/4 x 5-1/4
Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9781602230200 Published May 2008
Far off the coast of mainland Alaska lie the remote Pribilof Islands—a fiercely isolated wilderness surrounded by a wild, rich sea. The largest island, St. Paul, is just fourteen miles long and eight wide; despite its small size and relative self-enclosure, Sumner MacLeish lived and worked on the island, coming to love its rugged weather, abundant wildlife, and 600 native Aleuts. Her spare, imagistic prose illuminates the unforgiving darkness and unimaginable beauty of this subarctic landscape, and the pieces in Seven Words for Wind relate her own experience with attentive, open curiosity that finds light, humor, and companionship where it might least be expected.
Contents
Foreword by B.G. Olson
Acknowledgments
Map of St. Paul Island
 
Slatux
A sequence of winds, to blow hard
 
Slachxidaasaadugûlux
A very strong storm
 
Slam Kadiiguxtaa
A contrary wind
 
Alagulix
To go into the sea
 
Asxi-lix
To go against the wind
 
Qutaxt
Blowing up from land
 
Qag, Agaagalix
East wind, west wind
 
Chaxatax
An offshore wind
 
Further Reading
Author's Note
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