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dc.contributor.authorWheeler, Charlotte A.
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-23T21:47:39Z
dc.date.available2022-07-23T21:47:39Z
dc.date.issued2022-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/12943
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2022en_US
dc.description.abstractSome journeys need to be made. In At the Edge of Somewhere, the writer embarks on a cycle ride from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's remote and dangerous Dalton Highway. Drawn obsessively to the Arctic sea ice some years earlier and, now, onto "the road," her journey attempts to bring closure to the long-standing need to be on the move, at once not able or even wanting to settle but also seeking a place within herself, and therefore a physical location, she might call home. She travels with a found notebook, acquired unexpectedly at the start of her ride, which reveals the heart-wrenching story of Samuel Morgan. As she journeys through boreal forest, high alpine and tundra, we learn not only of Samuel's abandonment to boarding school as a young boy but of the writer's traumatic childhood. Painful memories, reminiscences of working on "the road" and new encounters blend with Samuel's search for peace amid an encounter with the artistic works of an 18th century German Romantic painter. Touching on themes of trauma, art, and their relationships with the landscape, both the writer and Samuel reach Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean ready to let go of their pasts.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAutobiographical fictionen_US
dc.subjectDalton Highwayen_US
dc.subjectCharlotte A. Wheeleren_US
dc.subjectBicycle touringen_US
dc.subjectWomen cyclistsen_US
dc.subjectCycling in literatureen_US
dc.subjectBoarding school studentsen_US
dc.subjectPsychic trauma in childrenen_US
dc.subjectFictionen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.otherMaster of Arts in Arctic and Northern Studiesen_US
dc.titleAt the edge of somewhere: journeying on the Dalton Highwayen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentArctic and Northern Studies Programen_US
dc.contributor.chairFarmer, Daryl
dc.contributor.committeeHolt, Joseph
dc.contributor.committeeEhrlander, Mary


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