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Houston, James. RUNNING WEST. New York: Crown, (1989.) Hardcover First Edition

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First US printing. The fifth novel by this writer, artist and naturalist, who spent many years living among the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. Based on real people and actual events, and told in a rollicking style, appropriate to the era in which it is set, this is a story of growing love between a young Indian woman of the Dene Nation and a Scottish bank clerk who had been banished from his country as they traverse the Northwest in the early 1700's, enduring deprivation, violence and near starvation. Illustrated with a map and in text drawings by the author. Includes an epilogue with the historical information. 320 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. .ISBN # 0-517-577321 

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