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Found on the Alcan is a journey of personal self-discovery. Drue Scott fully expects to drive from Alaska to Florida by himself. The trip takes and unexpected turn when Scott picks up a hitchhiker, Chuck. They drive through Alaska and Canada together, and the companionship allows Scott to find the positive power inside him.
The story takes place over the course of three days and is written in a not quite stream of consciousness. As Scott explores his feelings and questions of desire and identity, he does so in a dramatic fashion that tells much of the time rather than shows. The book is heavy with metaphor and linguistic styling that speaks to Scott’s creative self.
The recurring motifs of music, smoking and breakfast give structure to the exploration as the two strangers become intimate in a way that questions the status quo of American male intimacy standards. Scott and Chuck have a conversation that might make the reader uncomfortable, but it is that tension that drives the reader on toward the finish of the book.
With elements of Richard Bach’s Bridge Across Forever and Rebel Without a Cause as it exists in the myths of America if not in actual reality, Found on the Alcan could be the spiritual book that does more than any other religious film or book can to convince the world that angels do exist. Those angels, however, may not always come in a form that people expect.
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This article was originally published at examiner.com. Links updated January 2017. Order Found on the Alcan. Or get a digital copy on Amazon.
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