Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings

Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings

by JonathanRaban (Author)


The Inside Passage to Alaska, with its outer fringes and entailments, is a very complicated sea-route. Parts of it are open ocean, parts of it no wider than a modest river, and it has been in continuous use for several thousand years. Its aboriginal past - still tantalisingly close to hand - puts the inside passaged on terms of close kinship with the ancient sea of the Phoenicians and the Greeks. This book is much more than a book about a sea voyage; it is about Jonathan Raban's journey home to his father who is dying; about his crumbling relationship with his wife and also about the historical journey of the maddening Vancouver in his search for the North West Passage.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: Main Market
Publisher: Picador
Published: 01 Nov 1999

ISBN 10: 0330346288
ISBN 13: 9780330346283
Book Overview: Jonathan Raban's book Bad Land won three awards including The National Books Critics Circle Award .