The year is 1900 in gold-prospecting Alaska. Essie, a Midwestern farm girl fleeing from a stormy marriage, joins up with prospectors bound for Nome, where the golden sands teem with dreamers, schemers, and high rollers. When Leonard, Essie's stubborn and volatile husband, travels north, astonishing scenes of pursuit, sacrifice, and crucial decision rise to a conclusion that is both surprising and inevitable. Powerfully evoking a past world and the variable territory of the heart, this novel establishes Peter C. Brown as a consummate storyteller.
Praise for this book
"The richest kind of storytelling. You will not forget the lives met here." - Ivan Doig
Used availability for Peter C Brown's The Fugitive Wife
December 2005 : USA Hardback
December 2006 : USA Paperback