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Edge of Nowhere

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Based on true events from the author's own life, this is a poignant modern version of Robinson Crusoe.

This is an astonishing tale of survival; a poignant Robinson Crusoe story, based on true events. When Seth and his dog, Tucker, are washed overboard from his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm, they are assumed drowned. But by good fortune, Seth and Tucker make it safely to one of the hundreds of islands that line the Alaskan coast. Over many months, the boy and his dog make their way, island by island, towards home, while Seth's desperate father never gives up hope. Along the way, Seth learns many hard lessons about survival, and even harder lessons about himself.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe." - Frank McCourt


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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Edge of Nowhere
Author(s): John Smelcer
ISBN: 1-935248-57-X / 978-1-935248-57-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Edge of Nowhere
Author(s): John Smelcer
ISBN: 1-84939-196-3 / 978-1-84939-196-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Edge of Nowhere
Author(s): John Smelcer
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU