The Wind Is Not a
River is Brian Payton’s gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in
which a husband and wife—separated by the only battle of World War II to take
place on American soil—fight to reunite in Alaska’s starkly beautiful Aleutian
Following the death of his younger brother in Europe,
journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss. Leaving
behind his beloved wife, Helen, he heads north to investigate the Japanese
invasion of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the US government.
While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his
plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself
exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as “the birthplace of
winds.” There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse
while evading discovery by the Japanese.
Alone at home, Helen struggles with the burden of her
husband’s disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new
world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is—and what she is
capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that
takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything
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