The Wind Is Not a River

Version: Unabridged
Author: Brian Payton
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2014
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

"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 US 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Payton, Brian

BRIAN PAYTON is the author of two books of non-fiction and the novel Hail Mary Corner, a debut The Globe and Mail declared packs a cathartic wallop. His second book, Shadow of the Bear, was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick and a 2006 Book of the Year (U.S. National Outdoor Book Awards). His last book, The Ice Passage, was longlisted for the 2010 National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Payton lives with his family in Vancouver.