Confronted by mortality, Lynn Schooler sets off into the Alaskan wilderness.
Lynn is exhausted from attempting to self-build a house: a project he hopes may help revive his fading marriage.
In recent times, people he has known have died and his closest friend, Luisa, is dying of cancer.
He is fifty-one years old and concludes that time is short.
In an attempt to make sense of things, he abandons his project and prepares to journey solo into the Alaskan wilderness, to try to circumnavigate Mount Fairweather by boat and foot.
Lynn Schooler is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bear (2003) and The Last Shot (2006).
He has lived in Alaska for almost forty years, working as a commercial fisherman, shipwright, wilderness guide, and an award-winning wildlife photographer.
Reader: Colin Stinton
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.