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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Dynamite Stories

by (author) Judith Williams

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2003
Post-Confederation (1867-), Popular Culture, Rural
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    Publish Date
    Jun 2003
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When Alfred Nobel combined nitroglycerin and mercury fulminate to create dynamite, he probably never imagined the uses his invention would be put to in places like Refuge Cove, a boater's way-station on British Columbia's Inside Passage. Dynamite was part of the Refuge Cove scene long before Doris and Norman Hope opened their general store there in 1945. And where there is dynamite, there's stories about dynamite and its many and disparate uses — and users. Dynamite Stories perfectly evokes mid-coast life in a yarn featuring crusty characters, menacing bears, marauding cougars, and of course, lots of things blowing up — not always with the intended consequences. Dynamite Stories is number 11 in the Transmontanus series.

About the author

Artist and writer Judith Williams gathered material on the settling of Kingcome Inlet by homsteaders and the copper/cow pictograph's relation to the potlatch ban during ten years of visits to the inlet. She is the author of two previous books, High Slack and Dynamite Stories. Williams's work has been shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery, UBC's Museum of Anthropology and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She splits her time and mind between Vancouver and Refuge Cove on West Redonda Island in Desolation Sound.

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