The Edge of Nowhere
By Julie Harris
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Published: Sep. 08, 2012
Words: 93,666 (approximate)
Language: American English
When Billy Shaw, half Aleut, escapes his old life for a taste of the real world, he promises to return to lead his people into a new future.
Just like his American father, flying is in his blood. But unlike his father, he wants more from life. It’s not until his Vietnam tour of duty that he finally realizes the importance of family. Of promises made and broken. Of finding a true place to belong.
Billy Shaw lives on the edge of nowhere. Half Aleut, half American, he escapes his old life in Alaska for a taste of the real world, the world his father came from, promising his sister and the remaining elders he will return to lead them into a new beginning, a real future.
Just like his American father, flying is in his blood. But unlike his father, he wants more from life. He wants somewhere to belong.
He joins the army, becomes a chopper pilot. He also meets a nice, rich girl and his new life in California is good, until the orders come.
Before he leaves for Vietnam, Billy needs to go ‘home’, but the old ways are alien to him now. He also needs to meet his father’s sister but finds his cousin instead, another spoiled rich girl, unbalanced and aimless…
It’s not until Vietnam that he finally learns the importance of family. True friends. Of promises made and broken. Of finding a place to belong.
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