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published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781552634738
publisher: Key Porter Books

High Latitudes

by Farley Mowat, introduction by Margaret Atwood

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list price: $32.95
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category: Travel
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781552634738
publisher: Key Porter Books
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Ten years after the travels documented in Walking on the Land, Farley Mowat returned to the Canadian Arctic for the most extensive northern trip of his life. Traversing the Arctic, tape recorder in hand, he talked with anyone and everyone willing to tackle his formidable wit and passion in a discussion about the change being thrust upon the north and its people. In High Latitudes: A Journey, Mowat chronicles this trip, creating a marvelous memoir that marries his own experiences with those of the people he meets. Eccentrics, loners and do-gooders, re-settled and traditional Inuit, politicians and priests, Company men and freetraders-they are all here, adding their voices to Mowat's. Old-time traders reminisce over bannock and tea. Young Inuit argue for political change in a stuffy room. Would-be architects of the New North tout economic expansion. Fiercely independent northerners try to strike a balance between the old ways and the new. Mowat skillfully weaves these diverse stories of this land he loves with his own story, entertaining us, enlightening us, and daring us to care in the process. As the north faces another era of seismic change, High Latitudes gifts us with voices out of time-voices filled with wisdom and humour and passion. They are signposts for us, if we are ready. Farley Mowat was born in Ontario in 1921, and grew up in Belleville, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon, and Toronto. After spending most of two years in the Arctic, following his war service, Mowat began writing for a living in 1949, and has published over 30 books during his distinguished career. He is the author of thirty-eight books, including for Key Porter My Father's Son, Born Naked, The Farfarers, Aftermath and Walking on the Land. Other notable titles include People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing and Sea of Slaughter. Combined, they have sold more than 14 million copies in 24 languages throughout the world. Farley Mowat and his wife, writer Claire Mowat, divide their time between Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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Farley Mowat (1921–2014), a famed Canadian writer, was the author of forty-five books, including fiction, history, and environmental works. Several of his books, including Never Cry Wolf, were made into films. Mowat was a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Literature, and also a recipient of the Order of Canada and an inductee of the Canadian Walk of Fame.

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Margaret Atwood is one of the world's preeminent writers -- winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award, among many other honours. She is the bestselling author of more than thirty-five books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. She and her spouse, writer Graeme Gibson, are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Club within Birdlife International. She is an International Vice President of PEN.
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