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A Conversation with Gerri Brightwell

Torrey House Press will publish Turnback Ridge by Gerri Brightwell in August 2022. The novel takes places in a near-future Alaska, in which both global warming and immigration policy are wreaking havoc on lives and land. Nash Preston is trying to hold his family together, so he ignores his expired visa. Fleeing Immigration, he and his sons become caught up in a sinister plot to stop the climate warming.

Gerri Brightwell is the author of the novels Dead of Winter, The Dark Lantern, and Cold Country, as well as many short stories. She has master’s degrees in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a doctorate in English from the University of Minnesota. Originally from southwest Britain, Brightwell has worked in Greece, Israel, Spain, Thailand, and Canada, and now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with her spouse, Ian C. Esslemont, and their three sons.


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