"An awesome story of grueling work, adventure and friendship above the arctic Circle. . . . Beach gives a memorable portrait of a vanishing way of life."
"Teased, humored, and painstakingly educated by his polite and often mischevious hosts, the author joined a herder family at their summer settlement, where he listened to tales of evil trolls and ghost reindeer herds; partook in fortune-telling sessions; and learned to fish Saami-style and to share his cognac afterward. . . . An enthusiastic report by a man in love with his subject, best read on a cold winter's night."
"Through the author's eyes, ears, and skin, the reader feels the mosquitoes' stings and shivers at the cold breath of this northern land."