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Hope City – The Alaskan Adventures of Percy Hope

Neil Perry Gordon

Two teenage boys set off in the summer of 1898 into the goldfields of the Alaskan wilderness. Along a waterway known as Turnagain Arm, two cities: Hope and Sunrise are like opposite sisters. The good and virtuous Hope, led by Reverend O’Hara, admonishes residents against committing the seven deadly sins, while in Sunrise, villainous saloon owner Magnus Vega tempts prospectors with gambling, and women.

Two teenage boys from San Francisco set off in the summer of 1898 into the goldfields of the Alaskan wilderness.

Warned by his father to conceal his Jewish heritage from the ruffians he may encounter, Samuel Rothman changes his name to the less conspicuous Percy Hope. This fateful decision gives a yet-unnamed mining village a new identity and catapults Percy into a world where the good and the righteous must face greedy and ruthless adversaries.

Along a waterway known as Turnagain Arm, the newly named Hope City and the more established Sunrise are like opposite sisters. The good and virtuous Hope, with a Catholic church led by the influential Reverend O’Hara, admonishes residents against committing the seven deadly sins. In Sunrise, villainous saloon owner Magnus Vega tempts prospectors with whiskey, gambling, and women.

​Hope City weaves the tale of a young man falling down a rabbit hole of unexpected hardships and struggling to find his way out, amid a wild and unforgiving environment where ambitious men and women seek their fortunes.

​This fast-paced adventure is full of unforeseen twists and will delight all readers looking for a rich and dramatic page-turner with a shocking twist.

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