|Plot Summary of To the White Sea|
|"An American WWII gunner named Muldrow is shot down and lands in Tokyo. Amidst the chaos of the US firebombing of Tokyo in 1944, he makes his way up North, hoping to find his way back to his home in his native Alaska.
The terrain itself is a character, and the character changes as Muldrow moves from Tokyo to the countryside to the snow. Sometimes the terrain fights Muldrow, somethings hides him, sometimes shelters him in beautiful places where Muldrow can feel more happiness than he claims he ever has before. Other people drift in and out, but they rarely last more than a page.
At the same time, the book is very brutal. Muldrow is completely amoral in his drive to get home. He is willing to kill for supplies he needs to get home."
Janine Peterson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of To the White Sea|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- struggle to get home
- navy soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- bulging muscles
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- North Pole
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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