Winterdance - The Dogs: Alaska Summary & Analysis

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The Dogs: Alaska Summary and Analysis

Gary trains long nights and days and when the time comes to drive to Alaska all hope of sleep vanishes. Gary will be accompanied by another gentleman and a boy working as dog handlers. The three men stuff themselves into the cab of the truck after stowing twenty dogs and all the sleds and gear in the trailer. The trip takes eight days driving day and night. Along the way the temperature drops so severely that they must scrape ice off the inside of the windows and disembark from the cab to battle chains on the tires whenever the snow becomes hazardous. Every few hours they must stop to feed and exercise the dogs.

They finally arrive at the Alaska border to sign up for the race. Gary soon finds that everything he learned was wrong. The...

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