Water Mask

Monica Devine

Water Mask

Monica Devine

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

175 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2019
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781602233720 Published March 2019
E-book $16.95 ISBN: 9781602233737 Published March 2019

Water Mask is an adventurous memoir from Monica Devine, an itinerant therapist who travels to villages throughout Alaska and builds a life in this vast, captivating landscape. She traverses mountains, navigates sea ice with whalers, and whirls two thousand feet above tundra with a rookie bush pilot; she negotiates the death of her father, and the near-loss of her family’s cabin on the Copper River. Her journey is exhilarating—but not without reminders of the folly of romanticizing a northern landscape that both rejects and beguiles. Reflections on family, place, and culture are woven into a seductive tapestry of a life well-lived and well-loved.

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