Thursday, Sept. 16, 5-7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore
Kris Farmen was born in Alaska and grew up both in a house in Anchorage and in various wall tents and plywood shacks in the Bush. He has lived in Fairbanks, McCarthy, Ninilchik and Homer, as well as overseas in Australia.
About The Devil’s Share: Can we ever own land — or does the land instead possess us?
That question underpins this elegantly written account of a young man’s action-filled year in the Wrangell-St. Elias wilderness, where mountains rise to pierce the sky. There he faces the dangers hidden behind both the smiles of humans and the beauties of the vast country where Canada and Alaska meet.
Farmen’s writing has appeared in The Surfer’s Path, Mushing magazine, The Ester Republic and the Anchorage Press. He still lives in Alaska, with no fixed address.
Everyone is invited to attend this event. Free parking available. There will be light refreshments. For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782.