Jack London (1876-1916) was born John Chaney in California USA. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in north-west Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). Jack London became one of the most widely read writers in the world.
The stories in Storm tell us what happens when people find treacherous weather--or when it finds them. We are reminded of the fragility of life, the capriciousness of Nature's will, and how little we can do when both cross paths.