Novelist evokes Philip K. Dick while charting his own course in 'Jamestown, Alaska'

Jamestown, Alaska

By Frank Turner Hollon; Dzanc Books; 2016; 232 pages; $15.95

 As I've noted in a number of reviews, there's been a recent trend in northern fiction of stories about people fleeing to Alaska to escape their troubled pasts, seeking a last chance at creating the lives they weren't able to construct in the places left behind.

On first glance, "Jamestown, Alaska," by Alabama-based novelist and lawyer Frank Turner Hollon, would seem to fit the mold. The book's description says...

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