By Jonathan Raban
With an identical rigorous remark (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic studying that he delivered to his nationwide publication Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers alongside the interior Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The actual distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and usually treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat.
But Passage to Juneau additionally traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide among the Northwest's Indians and its first ecu explorers-- among its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new type. alongside the way in which, Raban deals beautiful discourses on paintings, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of private loss.