Layla Lawlor lives in Fox, Alaska: an unincorporated spot on the map about 11 miles north of Fairbanks. In the summer, we have 90-degree weather with nearly 24 hours of daylight; in the winter, -50F is not uncommon and the sun barely creeps above the horizon. Our house is built on old gravel tailings from strip-mining for gold at the turn of the century. An old telegraph line from the same era runs across the back of our property. Eleven miles south of us, you will find Fairbanks, a town of 40,000 people with Wal-Mart, urban congestion and a 20,000 circulation daily newspaper, where I used to supervise the layout department before setting out to do freelance graphic design and comics.
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