"A gripping story... Payton's detailed and fascinating exploration of this hideous voyage into the Arctic wilderness reminds us that the North is a crucial feature of both our past and our future."
— The Globe and Mail
"A hypnotic read, fast-paced and wonderfully written."
— Roy MacGregor, author of Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People
"A book of uncommon economy and power."
— John DeMont, author of Coal Black Heart
About the Author
Brian Payton has written for The New York Times
, Los Angeles Times
, Chicago Tribune
, Boston Globe
, and The Globe and Mail
. He is the author of the novel Hail Mary Corner
and the non-fiction narrative Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness
. Payton lives with his wife in Vancouver.