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Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair.
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The tale is a lie but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for fine lads.
Alexander Pushkin “The Tale of Golden Cockerel” (1835).