How to Survive in the North

How to Survive in the North

Title:How to Survive in the North
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781910620069
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:197 pages

With stunning narrative skill, this compelling graphic novel intricately weaves together true-life narratives from 1912, 1926 and a fictional story set in the present day. How To Survive in the North is an unforgettable journey of love and loss, showing the strength it takes to survive in the harshest conditions.

Luke Healy was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He received an MFA in Cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. His comics work has been published in several anthologies and he has also worked as a coloring assistant with Lucy Knisley on her book Something New.


    How to Survive in the North Reviews

  • Lola

    It’s a little bit disappointing (and kind of sad) when the best thing about a graphic novel is its illustrations, especially when the best thing about its illustrations is the colouring. Oh, the col...

  • David Schaafsma

    Healy’s book from NoBrow tells three tales, two of them historical expediationary tales of the north, and one fiction. The fictional story is of a teacher who has been having an affair with a studen...

  • Sean Xayachak

    this was a pretty good book i liked it, if your into storys about the early days of exploration this is a good book, not only is it a easy read its filled wit great northern contemporary artwork thatl...

  • Kaitlin

    *I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*How To Survive in the North is a reimagining of two Arctic expeditions which happened in the 1900s weaved with a modern-da...

  • Elizabeth A

    When we make poor choices, does it help to know that others have done the same with much more catastrophic results?This graphic novel combines three narratives, two historical and one fictional, of pe...

  • Natalie (CuriousReader)

    How to Survive in the North is a fictionalized story of two real Arctic expeditions in the beginning of the 20th century, with characters Ada Blackjack and Captain Bartlett in the forefront. Another s...

  • Megan

    I was drawn in by the artwork and the subject matter, but this fell a little flat for me. The author interweaves three stories about terrible decisions. The one in present-day, about a professor havin...

  • Dan Liljedahl

    I'm always excited to find and read another book about the arctic. However, this one was a bit of a disappointment. The story jumped around to much, the fictionalized modern story was useless, the boo...

  • Jamie

    I was drawn in by the beautiful cover art and typeface but found the interweaving tales and the tiny little panels to be more difficult to read than I was in the mood for!...

  • Christy

    Told in three interwoven stories - two based on real historical events and one fictional - How to Survive the North is the story of how decisions can lead you down a different path than you expect. Me...