One Water

Rob McCue (Author)


In One Water the author takes us on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness to the streets of its second largest city in a quest to find meaning in this world. The book is not merely a narrative of his adventures but also describes many of the geological, biological, and climactic circumstances that have shaped this great land. Another strand woven through this collection is the coming of age story of a freewheeling young drifter slowly accepting his transformation to adulthood (or close to it, anyway) and his role as a member of a family.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Boreal Books
Publish Date
October 25, 2018
14.6 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Rob McCue has lived in Alaska for thirty years. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, cab driver, construction worker, and backcountry guide. He has spent several years camping in the Alaskan wilderness. He enjoys hanging out in the woods, letting his mind wander and being with his family. He currently lives with his wife and son outside of Fairbanks.


"If I ever found myself in need of a lift on a frigid Fairbanks morning, I'd count myself fortunate to get into Rob McCue's cab--especially if he was in a storytelling mood. Better, even, than a cab ride would be a slow float down a river in the golden light of late spring, when the current is lively and the birches are leafing out. Rob McCue has an adventurous spirit, a perceptive eye, and a generous sense of humor. He writes about both the people and the other wild creatures of Interior Alaska with the ease and precision of a person who has spent countless hours paying attention to their habits. He weaves storytelling with botany and geology as he takes us on journeys down rivers of both water and ice. 'Anybody ever gonna read all that scribbling?' an Athabaskan hunter asks the author. I expect the answer to be yes. Reading One Water is time well-spent."--Mark Rozema, author of Road Trip

"Robert McCue's One Water showcases the generosity of the Alaskan spirit. In a voice laced with authenticity and humility, McCue writes about his life in Fairbanks, and his adventures in wild places beyond town. An intimate story, as tender as it is gritty, McCue explores the interconnectedness of the northern landscape and its creatures--wild and human. From hunting to commercial fishing, taxicab driving, glacier travel, and the meaning of fatherhood, McCue shares his hard-earned trials in claiming his Alaskan "home." One Water offers a riveting and rare glimpse into one man's reflections, as expansive as the northern landscape and people he reveres."--Debbie Moderow

"Rob's phrases are like driving a cab through ice fog at 40 below -- dreamy, dangerous, with the scent of stomach acid, frozen car exhaust and perfume. He's a thoughtful observer of a strange, distant place that's also familiar, like you've lived there most of your life. Raw, intelligent and pleasantly haunting."--Ned Rozell

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Reviewed by Mary Odden for Denali Sunrise Publications