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.
Other titles by Paul Quarrington
Cigar Box Banjo
Notes on Music and Life
Modern Classics Not Wanted On the Voyage
Memories of Magical Waters
From the Far Side of the River
Chest-Deep in Little Fishes and Big Ideas
The Boy on the Back of the Turtle
Seeking God, Quince Marmalade, and the Fabled Albatross on Darwin's Islands