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Dark Boundary

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The semi-autobiographical, "Dark Boundary" takes place at the turn of the century and is the story of the collision between the white culture and the Native Alaskans. This conflict defines man's inhumanity and the consequences of extreme prejudice encountered by the residents of Eagle. It is an American tale of apartheid as it occurred on the Alaskan frontier during the wi ...more
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Published 2002 by Koyukon Creations Alaska (first published 1954)
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Gwen Haaland
In 1976, Anne Hobbs Purdy had "Tisha" published. That story was based on Anne's experiences as a teacher as told to Robert Specht and still is one of my all time favorite books.

"Dark Boundary," on the other hand was actually fully written by Anne Hobbs Purdy herself (in 1954) and unfortunately, there is a difference in the quality of the writing and in the pacing of the story. "Dark Boundary" tells a compelling story, but Purdy's writing is uneven in places, at times jumping from one thought to
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George W Carey
Life in Alaska

The story had many good possibility . It certainly gave the reader a glimpse of the challenges and hardships of this wild but beautiful country. I felt the writing lacked clarity and for me was confusing. Perhaps a good editor could have made it a more enjoyable book.
Nancy Wilkinson
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are expecting another Tisha, you will be largely disappointed, but not completely. The love of the land is still there, as are the love of the Indians and for her family, but the storylines are choppy and there is no real flow to the book. That being said, it is an enjoyable read and certainly helps to understand the plight of native peoples in Alaska and most likely the world over.
Charlie Ferguson
Very good book!

Very well written and hard to put down. A good book for any age of reader. Shows how life really was in Old Alaska.
BR
May 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
This particular title was NOT written by my mother! The original DARK BOUNDARY was published in the 50's. A foster family took mom's original title and produced this without our consent. Please do not support.
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