Fear, lost love, war, sibling rivalry, found love, drunkenness, redemption undefined all found in the novel FOR WHAT HE COULD BECOME as Bill Williams returns home to his native village in Alaska. Having barely survived WWII he is stunned to find that his brother stole the letters he wrote to his first love and married her himself.
To escape village life he moves to Anchorage where he is plagued by a new friendship that pulls him into the native street life. After losing his job, he turns to drink which forces him to survive in the big town when he is down and out and drunk.
When his dominating brother is killed in an accident, Bill’s long time love - now a widow- finds him sobering up at the Salvation Army. She soon persuades him to drive a dog team in the first full length Iditarod; a thousand mile race across the wilds of Alaska.
“Not since Robert Service and Jack London has an author expressed the realities of life in the land…This novel is a page turner that captivates and holds the reader’s interest until the very last page.” Mary BarrerundefinedBook reviewer-Miami Westchester World