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Award-winning and best-selling author James Dickey returns with the heart-stopping story of Muldrow, an American tail gunner who parachutesfrom his burning airplane into Tokyo in the final months of World War II. Fleeing the chaotic, ruined city, he instinctively travels north toward a frozen, desolate sanctuary he is certain will assure this survival--and freedom. Making his way through enemy terrain, on the lookout for both danger andopportunity, Muldrow's journey becomes the flight of a pure predator. Moving through the darkness, bombarded by haunting visions that consume hisimagination, every step in his violent odyssey bringshim closer to a harrowing climax that is pureJames Dickey.
"The book's closest forebear may be Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea... an exhilarating ride."--The New Yorker