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Local author releases new book, "Silty Water People"


April 30, 2020

Photo courtesy of Vivian Faith Prescott

Vivian Faith Prescott holding a copy of her newest book, Silty Water People.

Local writer Vivian Faith Prescott recently announced the publication of her newest book, Silty Water People. The book is a collection of some of her oldest poems, she said, and is a look at "the effects of assimilation" on Wrangell families and the community as a whole. The poems range from the serious, to the humorous, to the intimate. The ideas of identity and culture have always fascinated her, Prescott said. She holds a doctorate in cross cultural studies. Silty Water People, she said, is meant to be a reflection of life in Wrangell.

"Silty Water People is unique because it's intimate,...

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