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About the Book
Alaska’s Heavy Light is a braided novel about sunlight, death, and the cadence of small places. This story is the real northern exposure, with a ripe, scary plot, a tight regional setting, and a twisted cast of characters.
Alaska politics and folklore often collide on the edge of the wild. But, it is more than a mystery when an outbreak crashes down at the intersection of civilization and the wilderness in the stunning Matanuska-Susitna region of Southcentral Alaska. Abruptly, the world’s media spotlight begins to shine on the locals and their unique lifestyles. Heightened scrutiny reveals the buzz of both madness and sanity.
Set in the small Alaskan towns of Palmer, Wasilla, and Moose Cross, Alaska’s Heavy Light tells the universal “little story” about local people, politics, and place. Mountains and media are essential characters in this story. Community chaos, conflict, and commentary unravel as the crazy, local political theater dramatizes the personal face of disaster.
Alaska's Heavy Light demonstrates that the State of Alaska is really just a small town, despite its immense size and geography. And ultimately, Mother Nature is the great equalizer.