January 2014 Indie Next List
“A grand tale of devotion and adventure set in a forgotten theater of World War II, Payton's new novel is convincingly told. Along with journalist John Easley, the stranded protagonist, readers feel the Arctic wind screaming across Japanese occupied Atta in the remote Aleutian Islands and are swept along by the parallel narrative of Helen, John's wife, as she sets off from her native Seattle in a bold, imaginative effort to locate her missing husband. Compelling!”
— Chris Wilcox, City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC
About the Author
BRIAN PAYTON is the author of two books of non-fiction and the novel Hail Mary Corner, a debut The Globe and Mail declared "packs a cathartic wallop." His second book, Shadow of the Bear, was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick and a 2006 Book of the Year (U.S. National Outdoor Book Awards). His last book, The Ice Passage, was longlisted for the 2010 National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Payton lives with his family in Vancouver.
Mark Bramhall has won numerous Earphones Awards and was featured in AudioFile magazine among the Best Voices of 2009, nominated twice in 2010 by Publishers Weekly for Best Fiction Narration, and named one of Publishers Weekly s 2010 Audiobook Readers of the Year. His acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films.