Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage & Survival by Velma Wallis [FIRST EDITION] 1993
Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage & Survival by Velma Wallis with illustrations by James Grant
FIRST EDITION  EPICENTER PRESS
7th printing. Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some mild water damage to underside; just barely visible on front. Looks great in a new fitted mylar jacket protector.
Book itself is excellent; slight fading to cloth. Reads like new.
Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.
Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).