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In 1924 John Lars Nelson takes ship on the SS Victoria, bound for Nome. He has been hired to do a plant survey but his real mission is to find an orchid described by Georg Wilhelm Steller, the naturalist on Vitus Bering’s 1741 expedition. Onboard ship John Lars encounters a young Aleut girl, Natasha Christiansen. Once in Nome he hires a pair of down at heels traders/bootleggers to take him to the Shumagin Islands on their schooner the Emilia Galotti. He quickly discovers that the two are not what they first seemed. In Bristol Bay he again encounters Natasha and she joins them but she and John are marooned shortly thereafter. They cross the Alaskan Peninsula on foot and then in a borrowed skiff reach Nagai Island where Bering made his landfall two centuries before. They find the Emilia there, along with another ship, and the hunt for the orchid brings to a violent resolution an intrigue started many years before.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Steller’s Orchid
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  1. PART I: Seattle, 1977
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  1. Part 1: Seattle, 1977
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  1. Alyson
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  1. PART II: Nome
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  1. Part 2: Nome
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  1. Chapter 6
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  1. Alyson
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  1. PART III: Ugashik
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  1. Chapter 16
  2. pp. 155-163
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  1. Alyson
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  1. Part 4: Unga
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  1. Chapter 18
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  1. PART IV: Unga
  1. Chapter 19
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  1. Chapter 20
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  1. Chapter 21
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  1. Alyson
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  1. Part 5: Nagai
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  1. Chapter 24
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  1. PART V: Nagai
  1. Chapter 25
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  1. Chapter 26
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  1. Chapter 27
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  1. Chapter 28
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  1. Chapter 26
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. Back Cover
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  1. Alyson
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  1. Chapter 28
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597098281
Related ISBN
9781597098601
MARC Record
OCLC
1128796897
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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