The Books

One Potato Review

There are two ways to read this book, and for one you would probably need hours. Sis has packed this story so full of topographic and historical fine print that the experience of following his restless explorer to the top of the earth can seem like a trip through the museum. Or you can read around the details – how to make a watertight canoe and trap seals and build a frame for a tent – and get right to the heart of this strange little fable about the spoils – and fortuitous perils – of the North. Featuring, finally, a golden, magnetic mountain that seems truer for all of the substantiation.