Helen Klaben, a young woman from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, was stranded in the Yukon for forty-nine days. Melting...
HEY, I'M ALIVE!
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Helen Klaben, a young woman from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, was stranded in the Yukon for forty-nine days. Melting snow for water, with minimal rations, in below zero temperatures, she and her pilot, Ralph Flores, managed somehow to stay alive. They were comparative strangers, she and the laconic, Mormon convert. She'd met Ralph in Fairbanks and agreed to share flight expenses with him, in his single engine monoplane, bound for California. Miss Klaben's story is occasioned by their rather miraculous survival, and recounts what they did, how she felt, and something about their frustratingly unsuccessful attempts to communicate. Hey, I'm Alive! is exciting fare in spite of Miss Klaben. She is unfortunately not a writer and falls back too often on cliche, understatement, and philosophizing. One suspects that-kudos are due for editorial assistance.