The wind is not a river: A Novel

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The Wind Is Not a River is Brian Payton's gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife—separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil—fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands.

Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, he heads north to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government.

While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the birthplace of winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese.

Alone at home, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband's disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is—and what she is capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows.

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subject_facet Aleutian Islands (Alaska) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Attu, Battle of, Alaska, 1943 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Journalists -- Fiction, Love stories, War stories, World War, 1939-1945 -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands -- Fiction
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title The wind is not a river A Novel
title_display The wind is not a river
title_full The Wind Is Not a River A Novel, The wind is not a river / Brian Payton
title_short The wind is not a river
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title_sub A Novel
topic Aleutian Islands (Alaska) History 20th century Fiction, Attu, Battle of, Alaska, 1943 Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Journalists Fiction, Literature, World War, 1939-1945 Alaska Aleutian Islands Fiction
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