Friday, July 14, 2006
Lesley Thomas’s first novel, Flight of the goose: a story of the far north, is set in the fictional village of Itiak on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula. There, Kayagtuk, an Athabascan orphan girl adopted by an Inupiaq family, "falls in love with ornithologist Leif Trygveson, who has come north in 1971 searching for a flock of endangered tallingeese" and to flee the draft and the Viet Nam war. This book has received universally favorable customer reviews at Amazon.com (i.e., a “Romeo and Juliet of the arctic!"). See another review here. Does anyone know what a tallingoose is?