173 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888872579 $15.95 CA
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About the Book
In this Chatwinesque, globe-trotting memoir, the author´s peregrinations take him to Portugal, Corsica, Provence, St-Pierre, Fontainebleau, Toronto and Winnipeg. Making his way around the world as an itinerant journalist and school teacher, he encounters no shortage of weird people and bizarre places. There is more to these journeys of discovery than mere pedagogy or journalism, however. There is a thirst for knowledge and adventure and some serious jousting with personal and ancestral demons. On occasion, bedrooms and classrooms become battlefields. And though the narrator learns more than he teaches, absorbs more than he imparts, it´s doubtful that he´ll ever get home before dark. Like the albatross and the seafarer of Norse legend, he may, in fact, be condemned to a life of wandering.
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About the AuthorBill MacDonald Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include:
"Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009),
"The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).