The Big Both Ways

The Big Both Ways

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Fleeing a logging camp after an accident kills a coworker, Slip Wilson's life changes forever when he meets Ellie Hobbes, an anarchist from Seattle who is on the run with a dead body in the trunk of her car.

Ingram Book Company
It's 1935. Jobs are scarce. Yet Slippery Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp afer a gruesome accident kills a coworker. He's headed for Seattle with his savings and plans to buy a piece of farmland and be his own boss. When he stops to help a woman get her car out of a ditch, his life takes a serious detour. The woman is Ellie Hobbs, an anachist from the docks of Seattle who watches out for her young neice and dreams of flying planes. But right now she's got a busted nose and has just stuffed a dead man's body into the trunk of her car. So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, her neice, and her noisy yellow bird on a heart-stopping adventure up the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska. They travel by dory to stay off the roads, and are followed not only by union men out for revenge but by a dogged Seattle police detective who recently lost his wife and is looking for a new life of his own. A gripping period crime story, THE BIG BOTH WAYS incorporates actual events and real places.

Ingram Publishing Services
It's 1935. Jobs are scarce. Yet Slippery Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp afer a gruesome accident kills a coworker. He's headed for Seattle with his savings and plans to buy a piece of farmland and be his own boss. When he stops to help a woman get her car out of a ditch, his life takes a serious detour. The woman is Ellie Hobbs, an anachist from the docks of Seattle who watches out for her young neice and dreams of flying planes. But right now she's got a busted nose and has just stuffed a dead man's body into the trunk of her car. So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, her neice, and her noisy yellow bird on a heart-stopping adventure up the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska. They travel by dory to stay off the roads, and are followed not only by union men out for revenge but by a dogged Seattle police detective who recently lost his wife and is looking for a new life of his own. A gripping period crime story, THE BIG BOTH WAYS incorporates actual events and real places.


Blackwell North Amer
It's 1935. Slip Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp after a gruesome accident kills a coworker. On his way to Seattle to start over, he helps a woman get her car out of a ditch, and his life takes a serious detour.
The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist from the docks of Seattle who takes care of her young niece and dreams of flying planes. But right now she has a dead body in the trunk of her car and she's on the run.
So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, her niece, and her noisy yellow bird on a heart-stopping adventure up the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska. They travel by dory to stay off the roads, and are followed by union men out for revenge and a dogged Seattle police detective who recently lost his wife and is looking for a new life of his own. And after they all catch up with each other in Alaska, events turn deadly.
John Straley brings his storytelling abilities to a new level in this completely original period crime story using actual incidents and real places. He's created a cast of complex characters filled with fear, passion, and greed yet buoyed by an undercurrent of hope.

Publisher: Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780882407395
0882407392
9780882407326
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 24 cm

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