Something About Alaska

J. A. Cooper

Nearing 15, Zac Greene travels to Alaska to re-connect with the father he’s only ever known from a distance. But Zac’s dad is a lone wolf – a wounded soul who’d rather drown his regrets in a bottle of bourbon than confront the mistakes of his past. As Zac struggles to earn his father’s approval, things spiral out of control forcing Zac to take his chances with the Alaskan winter. Whatever hope remains for father and son quickly fades, as Zac is forced to hitchhike to escape the hostile weather and soon finds himself sharing a remote cabin with a total stranger… and his gun.

Something about Alaska is a raw atmospheric story that will intrigue a young audience. The danger and fear never feel far from the page and propel the story forward, but underneath this, it is an emotional coming-of-age book about knowing your worth and forgiveness.


YA Fiction

J. A. Cooper

James Cooper is Senior Editor of inScribe journal and teaches writing and communication at Adelaide’s Tabor College. James lives in the Adelaide Hills with his wife and two sons. Something About Alaska is his first novel.

MidnightSun Publishing

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