Title Profile & Character Information

Revolver

Annotation
A LOADED GUN. STOLEN GOLD. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.

In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger claiming that Sig’s father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold. Sig’s only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin’s storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?
 
Revolveris a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


Awards
2010  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books

Characters
NameSig
GenderMale
TraitGrieving

NameGunther, Wolff
GenderMale

GenreYoung adult fiction
Adventure
    --Survival
Historical
TopicsDeath of a parent
Loss
Grief
Frontier life
Gold rush
Life choices
SettingAlaska