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The big both ways

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It's 1935. Jobs are scarce. Yet Slippery Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp afer a gruesome accident kills a coworker. He's headed for Seattle with his savings and plans to buy a piece of farmland and be his own boss. When he stops to help a woman get her car out of a ditch, his life takes a serious detour. The woman is Ellie Hobbs, an anachist from the docks of Seattle who watches out for her young neice and dreams of flying planes. But right now she's got a busted nose and has just stuffed a dead man's body into the trunk of her car. So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, her neice, and her noisy yellow bird on a heart-stopping adventure up the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska. They travel by dory to stay off the roads, and are followed not only by union men out for revenge but by a dogged Seattle police detective who recently lost his wife and is looking for a new life of his own. A gripping period crime story, THE BIG BOTH WAYS incorporates actual events and real places.
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display_description Rattled by the gruesome accidental death of a coworker, Slip Wilson quits his job at a logging camp, and decides to make a clean start in Seattle. But along the way, he rescues a woman and her young niece from their car in the ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist with big dreams. But first, she has to take care of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car...

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subject_facet Alaska -- Fiction, British Columbia -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Inside Passage -- Fiction, Labor movement -- Alaska -- Fiction, Washington (State) -- Fiction
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title_full The Big Both Ways, The big both ways / John Straley
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topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Labor movement, Mystery