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Under a pole star

Stef Penney

Under a pole star

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women explorers,
  • Fiction,
  • Explorers,
  • Discovery and exploration

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    A whaler"s daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve and fell in love with the cold and unforgiving terrain. In 1889, she sets out to become a scientist and explorer. Despite those who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men, her determination leads her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition. Yearning for wider horizons, American geologist Jakob de Beyn joins a rival expedition led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When the path of Flora"s expedition meets theirs, the three lives become intertwined. All are obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and lies. Armitage"s ruthless desire to be the true leader of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come. Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siècle New York and London, Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the golden age of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story.

    Edition Notes

    StatementStef Penney
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6116.E58 U53 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination580 pages
    Number of Pages580
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26928664M
    ISBN 101681441179, 1681441160
    ISBN 109781681441177, 9781681441160
    LC Control Number2016047484
    OCLC/WorldCa966632114


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