Bill Hess

Bill Hess lives in Barrow on the northern edge of Alaska. He was semi-adopted by an Inupiaq family – something he came to fully appreciate after he buried his blood mother in Minnesota to the hymn of “How Great Thou Art.” He picks up the story one November night in 1985 when he tried to go to sleep and could not get the song out of his mind.

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