Salmon Survivor is a story about navigating loss and grief after the death of a parent or loved one. After Jack's father drowns unexpectedly in a fishing accident, he struggles with life returning to any sense of normalcy. Due to the loss of his favorite fishing partner, Jack gives up his love of fishing and journaling, until he is forced to travel from Pennsylvania to Alaska to meet his grandfather. Over the summer, Jack challenges himself to do something his father never accomplished, catching the Alaskan Salmon Slam: all five species of Pacific salmon. An experienced fisherman, he encounters more than he expected fly fishing in the Last Frontier. Dealing with his grief, Jack traverses the path back to himself and discovers a parallel between the cycle of life and death in salmon and the loss of his father. Against Alaska's mighty wilderness, wildlife, and weather, can Jack complete the slam before the summer's end? Or will he drown trying?