Mosquito Rain (Paperback)
On Our Shelves Now
MOSQUITO RAIN is a story of discovery as travel writer Dan Szczesny (THE NEPAL CHRONICLES and THE ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO AND TOUGH COOKIE) searches Alaska for the true meaning of its nickname: The Last Frontier. From Anchorage to Denali to Fairbanks to Valdez. From the Arctic Circle to Delta Junction. From glaciers to pipelines to the ferry through Prince Edward Sound. Szczesny and his wife bomb their way over dirt roads and broken highways, making their adventure up as they go. Whether he's finding a hidden salmon-fishing spot, walking inside a glacier, or watching eagles soar over Valdez Bay, Szczesny's Alaska is terrifying and beautiful: a land of equal parts danger and wonder. So brush off the mosquitoes, boil up some dehydrated noodles, and enjoy discovering an Alaska you never knew existed. William O'Daly, author of THE ROAD TO ISLA NEGRA and translator of Pablo Neruda's WORLD'S END, says: "With his clear, vivid narrative and deep humanity, Dan Szczesny invites us to join him and his wife, Meenakshi, as they ride in their small SUV along Alaskan highways and back roads, camping in the ceaseless light of summer wherever the journey takes them - a Walmart parking lot populated with fellow campers, the wilderness of Denali National Park, the interior of the Worthington Glacier, the Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, and astonishing settings in between. Amid a wilderness both achingly beautiful and treacherous, the spirit finds sustenance in the teeming salmon and the wind, in the mineral water of the melting glacier, and in the unforeseen.