Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage & Survival by Velma Wallis [1993 BCE HARDCOVER]
Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage & Survival by Velma Wallis with illustrations by James Grant
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  EPICENTER PRESS
Slightly larger in size than the first edition.
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Like new / unread.
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).