The Snowflake Rebellion is a novel about the ultimate Alaska tea party - a satirical thriller about political rebellion gone wild. A young couple moves to Alaska from the East. Deeply in love, Colin and Sheila Callihan take opposing paths, he an oil company geologist, she an environmental activist. He discovers a vast oil reservoir on the North Slope; she becomes his most vocal critic.
Governor Jimmy Pender asks Colin to join the Alaskan Independence Party and bring it under control. The party’s increasingly militant members are creating a political firestorm. The state rebels against decisions made in Washington and economic control by outsiders. Colin leads the rebels’ insurrection.
After 50 years as a state, might Alaska go its own way? Author Tom Brennan explores the possibility in his unique novel The Snowflake Rebellion. In this semi-serious look at what might have been — and what lies ahead — Brennan writes the history of Alaska as it would look if a few events had played out differently.
"A blistering tour de force. Tom Brennan takes us on a wild, hair-raising ride through the Alaska that might have been." Joe McGinniss, NY Times bestselling author of GOING TO EXTREMES