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Travel Essays & Travelogues

Boy on the Back of the Turtle

Seeking God, Quince Marmalade and the Fabled Albatross on Darwin's Islands

by (author) Paul Quarrington

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 1997
Essays & Travelogues, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, Personal Memoirs
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    Publish Date
    Sep 1997
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As he cruises the Galapagos Islands in the company of his daughter, aged seven, and his father, aged seventy-three, Paul Quarrington ponders questions great and small. Equal parts memoir, travel book and good old-fashioned yarn, The Boy on the Back of the Turtle is a funny, poignant look at the mysteries of our universe.

About the author


Paul Quarrington won numerous awards for his work, including the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour and Canada Reads 2008 for his novel King Leary. His Governor General's Award-winning Whale Music was made into a critically acclaimed feature film. He also won awards for his writing for the television series Due South and for his screen play for Perfectly Normal. On January 21, 2010, he succumbed to lung cancer and died at his home surrounded by friends and family. He is missed.


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