Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition). Canadian author's first novel, a modern classic which vividly portrays the beginning of the destruction of the traditional way of life of the Eskimos as they come into contact with white men. Based on stories passd down from elders about the rescue (and the ensuing events) of three whalers from New Bedford in 1896 which Houston heard during the years he spent on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 275 pp. Map endpapers. Very good in a good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dust jacket.) .ISBN # 0-15-1961158
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