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REVIEW Afterlands î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Steven Heighton Steven Heighton Ç 6 REVIEW A white and a black American five Germans a Dane a Swede an Englishman and two Inuit families and the harrowing six months they spend marooned in the Arctic struggling to survive both the harsh elements and one another As the group splinters into factions along ethnic and national lines. This is the first book I ve read as a result of a Goodreads recommendation and I liked it In the 1860s 19 people were trapped on an iceberg in the North Atlantic for an entire winter with very little food and few supplies The group included two Inuit families German immigrants and a black man About half of the book took place in the Arctic and the rest took place in the US and Mexico after they survived their ordeal It described interestingly what happens to people who are confined together in a small space with few resources and I was also interested in how the book described the human desire for power

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REVIEW Afterlands î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Steven Heighton Steven Heighton Ç 6 REVIEW Rivalries complicated by sexual desire unreuited love extreme hunger and suspicion begin to turn violent Steven Heighton's provocative novel fills in the blanks of the Polaris's documented history and explores the shattering emotional and psychological conseuences faced by those who survi. This book is well written and easy to read I stumbled accross this historical incident when reading In the Kingdom of Ice The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette I was very curious that I had never read about this curious incident before I really enjoyed the first half od the book The author did well bringing the whole situation to life and creating historical characters based on the available information One thing I did not like was the parts of the second half that were totally made up I figure the author could have just saved 80 pages not writing a fictional account of Kruger in Mexico instead of just making stuff up All in all I enjoyed reading the book Claiming Her up I figure the author could have just saved 80 pages not writing a fictional account of Kruger in Mexico instead of just making stuff Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons up All in all I enjoyed reading the book

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REVIEW Afterlands î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Steven Heighton Steven Heighton Ç 6 REVIEW In 1871 nineteen men women and children voyaging on the Arctic explorer USS Polaris found themselves cast adrift on an ice floe as their ship began to founder Based on one of the most remarkable events in polar history Afterlands tells the haunting story of this small society of castaways. Three memorable historical figures are at the centre of this admirable historical adventure story set in the last decades of the nineteenth century Roland Kruger German second mate hired for the 1871 72 Polaris expedition his superior and increasingly his nemesis Lt George Tyson and Hannah Tukulito Ebierbing the first professional translator of the Inuit then called Esuimau language During a heavy winter storm part of the Polaris crew is adrift in the passage between Greenland and Baffin Island Canadian novelist Steven Heighton takes the historical accounts Tyson s published book on the astounding six months survival in the Arctic as the starting point for this extraordinary novelSuperbly framed by an insightful introduction to the primary characters and an extensive concluding section consisting of the three after stories Heighton re imagines the endurance and survival of a motley crew of different nationalities and two Inuit families nineteen in total caught with few supplies on an ice floe of constantly decreasing size and shifting directions Not surprisingly the desperate conditions of the group confined to a small space and struggling under extreme circumstances deteriorate to infighting violence and unreasonable and even dangerous behaviour The situation is exacerbated by the growing personality clashes between Tyson and the German crew on the one hand and between Tyson and Kruger on the other By stark contrast Tukulito who plays a special role in the hearts of both Tyson and Kruger and her husband Ebierbing exude calm patience and diligence With previous experience as guide hunter cook they are the overall survival experts without whom the crew would perishWith his outstanding aptitude for character development and for creating believable scenarios the author juxtaposes selected excerpts from Tyson s book account tweaked to suit the story line with his own version of what might have happened during the six months on the ice Inserting in addition several of Tyson s original field notes thereby illustrating discrepancies in fact and tone to the book version Heighton leads the reader to uestion Tyson s honesty and even his sanity In fact he presents the reader with two alternative realities one increasingly diverging from the other By contrasting Tyson s notes and book excerpts with his own version the author gives a voice to different players in particular Kruger the only German with a inuiring mind and without strong allegiances His behaviour though is seen with growing suspicion by the other crewmembers including his and Tukulito s subtly courteous interactionsThe central section the survival in the Arctic may appear somewhat drawn out and long However careful reading opens the reader s eyes not only to the extraordinary dangers of the venture and shifting behaviour patterns among the crew but also to subtle personality changes in the central characters Tyson s admission that it is never too late to become the man you might have been does not only apply to him Kruger s search for the other person in him is an ongoing struggleIn fact Kruger emerges as the most interesting and appealing character He can be seen as a kind of moral compass for human behaviour in extreme crisis situations His inner conflicts between obeying authority and becoming a patriot only to the truth between duty and emotion weave like a leitmotiv through his life and through the novel Kruger has no longer country to believe in he is his own country Still the need to belong to a group cannot be easily suppressed Committed to be understood as a pacifist objector his resolve is nevertheless fundamentally challenged by circumstancesIn the novel s major Afterlands section that compellingly closes the frame around the Arctic events Heighton follows each of his three central characters as they continue their lives Each has to live through periods of external or internal tests before inner peace can even be seen as a possibility Where historical records existed the author weaves them into his novel as he does for Tyson and Tukulito In the case of Kruger where nothing much was known about his life except that he left for the south Heighton creates a most captivating and believable after story Kruger deeply disillusioned ends up in the Sierra Madre region of Mexico hoping for peace and a uiet life Nobody however can easily jump out of his skin Neither can Kruger escape conflict misunderstanding and abuse At this stage Heighton introduces new characters into the novel to complement Kruger s portrait Among these he introduces Kruger s new nemesis the mysterious highly intelligent and multilingual Padre Despite his high ideals fed by French philosophers and admiring the German example the Padre is in effect not a church representative but a colonel and an army onto himself His function is to suppress the indigenous peoples in the region to pacify the region and eliminate all who resist Kruger s encounters with the Padre are memorable He is forced to engage with his counterpart s game of power control and his interpretation of progress It forces Kruger to uestion his long held belief of himself as a person committed to do no harm How will he respondHeighton s exuisitely written novel is so very rich in narrative characters and philosophical and moral uestions raised that a review can only touch on selected essential points In his most recent novel Every Lost Country the author further expands on some of these fundamental issues yet set in a contemporary context While at one level a captivating adventure story Heighton s novel is also an invitation to the reader to reflect on the deeper uestions that are so well woven into the story Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei under extreme circumstances deteriorate to infighting violence and Fearful Hunter #1 uestion Tyson s honesty and even his sanity In fact he presents the reader with two alternative realities one increasingly diverging from the other By contrasting Tyson s notes and book excerpts with his own version the author gives a voice to different players in particular Kruger the only German with a inuiring mind and without strong allegiances His behaviour though is seen with growing suspicion by the other crewmembers including his and Tukulito s subtly courteous interactionsThe central section the survival in the Arctic may appear somewhat drawn out and long However careful reading opens the reader s eyes not only to the extraordinary dangers of the venture and shifting behaviour patterns among the crew but also to subtle personality changes in the central characters Tyson s admission that it is never too late to become the man you might have been does not only apply to him Kruger s search for the other person in him is an ongoing struggleIn fact Kruger emerges as the most interesting and appealing character He can be seen as a kind of moral compass for human behaviour in extreme crisis situations His inner conflicts between obeying authority and becoming a patriot only to the truth between duty and emotion weave like a leitmotiv through his life and through the novel Kruger has no longer country to believe in he is his own country Still the need to belong to a group cannot be easily suppressed Committed to be The Wedding Day understood as a pacifist objector his resolve is nevertheless fundamentally challenged by circumstancesIn the novel s major Afterlands section that compellingly closes the frame around the Arctic events Heighton follows each of his three central characters as they continue their lives Each has to live through periods of external or internal tests before inner peace can even be seen as a possibility Where historical records existed the author weaves them into his novel as he does for Tyson and Tukulito In the case of Kruger where nothing much was known about his life except that he left for the south Heighton creates a most captivating and believable after story Kruger deeply disillusioned ends Promise Me Tomorrow up in the Sierra Madre region of Mexico hoping for peace and a Irresistible Intruder uiet life Nobody however can easily jump out of his skin Neither can Kruger escape conflict misunderstanding and abuse At this stage Heighton introduces new characters into the novel to complement Kruger s portrait Among these he introduces Kruger s new nemesis the mysterious highly intelligent and multilingual Padre Despite his high ideals fed by French philosophers and admiring the German example the Padre is in effect not a church representative but a colonel and an army onto himself His function is to suppress the indigenous peoples in the region to pacify the region and eliminate all who resist Kruger s encounters with the Padre are memorable He is forced to engage with his counterpart s game of power control and his interpretation of progress It forces Kruger to The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard uestion his long held belief of himself as a person committed to do no harm How will he respondHeighton s exuisitely written novel is so very rich in narrative characters and philosophical and moral The Razor's Edge uestions raised that a review can only touch on selected essential points In his most recent novel Every Lost Country the author further expands on some of these fundamental issues yet set in a contemporary context While at one level a captivating adventure story Heighton s novel is also an invitation to the reader to reflect on the deeper The Old Man Who Loved Cheese uestions that are so well woven into the story


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    FREE READ Afterlands EBOOK DOWNLOAD Afterlands AUTHOR Steven Heighton READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Steven Heighton This book started out well a captivating story of a group of 19 individuals trapped on an ice floe in the Arctic Unfortunately that part of the story the part based on historical records and actual events took up only about half of the novel

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    Steven Heighton Ç 6 REVIEW READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Steven Heighton FREE READ Afterlands Picked this up after reading Jennifer Niven's Ada Blackjack A True Story of Survival in the Arctic about the Polaris expedition I really loved that book I really did not love THIS book I never got used to the author's lack of uotation marks in conversations very hard to follow And he took enormous liberties by fabricating

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    READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Steven Heighton EBOOK DOWNLOAD Afterlands AUTHOR Steven Heighton There was so much potential for this book I expected it be about the Polaris and the struggles of the nineteen people stuck in the Artic I mean there was that aspect but only for a portion of the book All the characters were flat so much so that I couldn't care what happened to any of them

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  • Paperback
  • 432
  • Afterlands
  • Steven Heighton
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9780618773411