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TURNBACK RIDGE

by Gerri Brightwell

 

 

 

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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 form 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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. As the Alaska summer heats up, he ignores his expired visa—and now Immigration bounty hunters are after him as he flees for the border with his sons. Their fraught journey intensifies when his youngest, Robbie, picks up a mysterious fossil that makes him sick. When his boys are snatched and taken to a sinister detention facility, he must find a way to save them.

August 2022 | Fiction | 978-1-948814-65-2| 250 pp | $16.95

PRAISE FOR TURNBACK RIDGE

“Readers will be drawn deep into this searing tale of a father’s desperate flight through a dystopian Far North filled with menace and contagion. A hard and gleaming gem of a novel.”
SCOTT GRAHAM, National Outdoor Book Award–winning author of Canyonlands Carnage

 

PRAISE FOR THE DARK LANTERN BY GERRI BRIGHTWELL

 

“An uncanny thriller.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

“A page-turner so compelling you won’t want to put it down.”
MICHELLE MORAN, national bestselling author of Nefertiti 

 

“Clever and gripping, peopled with fascinating and morally ambiguous characters.”
MEGAN CHANCE, author of An Inconvenient Wife