To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn IveyArthur : As a wise woman once or twice said, it takes a village. It was a more epic story, with more historical and geographical detail, and more complicated — but with some of the same hallmarks that made her first novel so indelible: the Alaskan wilderness, the complications of married love, and a slightly mystical element rooted in the landscape and its people. Of course it was easy for Mary-Anne and me to know we wanted to publish this novel — now it was up to Eowyn to keep writing it beyond the early pages she showed us at the outset. Ivey : Yes, it was such a different process for the two books. The Snow Child came to you both as a complete manuscript, and as I recall the edits were extremely important but relatively painless. With To the Bright Edge of the World , our editorial conversation started when all I had was a skeleton outline and I think, like, 50 pages. I then spent the next two years not only writing, but also doing a tremendous amount of research, including floating the Copper River and visiting Fort Vancouver in Washington.
To The Bright Edge of the World
Winter It is a journey that promises to open up a land shrouded in mystery, but there's no telling what awaits Allen and his small band of men. Allen leaves behind his young wife, Sophie, newly pregnant with the child he had never expected to have. Sophie would have loved nothing more than to carve a path through the wilderness alongside Allen - what she does not anticipate is that their year apart will demand every ounce of courage of her that it does of her husband. Eowyn Ivey's debut novel " Snow Child " set in Alaskan wilderness captured all our hearts. Her second one " To the Bright Edge of the World " set in the 19 th century does not disappoint This is an epistolary novel, written entirely through
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E owyn Ivey is a deft craftswoman, attentive to the shape and heft of her sentences. Like the couple in her first novel, The Snow Child , who build an icy model of a little girl that magically transforms into a living child, Ivey fashions characters who come to warm and vivid life against her frozen Alaskan landscapes. Through journal entries, military reports, letters and documents, Ivey lays down her story in shards, requiring the reader to piece together the final narrative. Yet Ivey manages to imbue this faux-documentary exposition with a prickly tension, a thrumming suspense shot through with foreboding. There, the party encounters native tribes who see no clear boundaries between the animal and human worlds. A shaman is said to shapeshift into a raven; a young woman believes her husband becomes a river otter; a spruce tree brings forth a human baby.