The Big Both Ways
"A thrilling journey . . . sure-footed and deeply evocative." -- Seattle Times
It's 1935. Slip Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp after a gruesome accident kills a coworker. On his way to Seattle to start over, he helps a woman get her car out of a ditch, and his life takes a serious detour.
The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist from the docks who takes care of her young niece and dreams of flying planes. But right now she has a dead body in the trunk of her car.
So begins the action that takes Slip, Ellie, her niece, and her noisy yellow bird on a heart-stopping adventure up the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska.
They travel by dory to stay off the roads, followed by a dogged Seattle police detective and by union men out for revenge. Once in Alaska, things turn for the worse . . .