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published: Feb 2003
ISBN:9781896951133
publisher: Cormorant Books

North of Tourism

by Stephen Henighan

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9781896951133
publisher: Cormorant Books
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These compelling, moving stories dramatize the dilemmas of people who have stayed away from home too long, probing the question of how to act and interact in a world of incessantly shifting cultural boundaries.

 

North of Tourism is about travellers who have broken free of boundaries, crossing the line from tourism to committed participation in societies in which they remain outsiders: an adventurous elderly Frenchwoman in Brazil, a dangerously solitary young human-rights worker in Guatemala, expatriates in Spain, uprooted Canadian in England, a Toronto family splintered by its move to rural Ontario, Westerners adrift in the former Soviet Union and in the closing novella, a diplomat from Luxembourg struggling to salvage meaning from his scandal-shattered life as the First World War engulfs Montenegro and Serbia-all ride the tides of a world where all nations appear alluringly open, yet each continues to enforce the codes of its own history.

About the Author

Stephen Henighan is the author of four books of fiction, including The Places Where Names Vanish and North of Tourism. His short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and the United States. Recently he published the controversial When Words Deny the World: The Reshaping of Canadian Writing. Henighan teaches Spanish-American literature and culture at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

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