The author of the National Book Critic's Circle Award-winning "Bad Land" conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau, transversing a gulf of centuries and cultures, and offering captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation with an unsparing narrative of personal loss. An ALA Notable Book Award Winner. Map.
"A work of great beauty and inexhaustible fervor." --The Washington Post Book World "Endlessly suggestive. . . . Nobody now writing keeps a more provocative house than Jonathan Raban." --The New York Times Book Review "A great book by the very best contempoary writer afloat." --The Oregonian "Raban is a super-sensitive, all-seeing eye. He spots things we might otherwise miss; he calls up the apt metaphors that transform things into phenomena--. One of our most gifted observers."--Newsday