Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey
A Hardback edition by Adam Weymouth in English (May 15, 2018)
**Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2018**
'Weymouth combines acute political, personal and ecological understanding, with the most beautiful writing reminiscent of a young Robert Macfarlane. He is, I have no doubt, a significant voice for the future.'--Andrew Holgate, The Sunday Times' literary editor
'Adam Weymouth takes his place beside the great travel writers.'--Susan Hill
'Dazzling . . . [Weymouth is] a nuanced examiner of some of the world's most fraught and urgent questions about the interconnectedness of people and the natural world.--Kamila Shamsie, author of 'Home Fire'
A captivating, lyrical account of an epic voyage by canoe down the Yukon River.
The Yukon River is almost 2,000 miles long, flowing through Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Setting out to explore one of the most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions of North America, Adam Weymouth journeyed by canoe on a four-month odyssey through this untrammelled wilderness, encountering the people who have lived there for generations. The Yukon's inhabitants have long depended on the king salmon who each year migrate the entire river to reach their spawning grounds. Now the salmon numbers have dwindled, and the encroachment of the modern world has changed the way of life on the Yukon, perhaps for ever.
Weymouth's searing portraits of these people and landscapes offer an elegiac glimpse of a disappearing world. Kings of the Yukon is an extraordinary adventure, told by a powerful new voice.
Kings of the Yukon Hardback edition by Adam Weymouth
- Adam Weymouth
- Penguin Books Ltd , Particular Books
- Publication date
- May 15, 2018
- Product dimensions
- 143 x 219 x 27mm