Eastern Passage

Eastern Passage

Book - 2011
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"Eastern Passage is a new and captivating piece of the puzzle of Farley Mowat's life- the years from his return from the north in the late 1940s to his discovery of Newfoundland and his love affair with the sea in the 1950s. This was a time in which he wrote his first books and weathered his first storms of controversy, a time when he was discovering himself through experiences that, as he writes, ""go to the heart of who and what I was"" during his formative years as a writer and activist. In the 1950s, with his career taking off but his first marriage troubled, Farley Mowat buys a piece of land northwest of Toronto and attempts to settle down. His accounts of building his home are by turns hilarious and affecting, while the insights into his early work and his relationship with his publishers offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a writer's career. But in the end, his restless soul could not be pinned to one place, and when his father offered him a chance to sail down the St. Lawrence, he jumped at it, not realizing that his journey would bring him face to face with one of Canada's more shocking secrets - one most of us still don't know today. This horrific incident
Publisher: Toronto : Emblem, 2011, c2010.
ISBN: 9780771064920
Branch Call Number: 818.5409 MOWAT
Characteristics: xiii, 210 p. ; 21 cm.


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Apr 23, 2019

How wonderful to have such interesting experiences, to remember them in such detail, and to be able to recount them with such heart and humour.

May 19, 2014

About one-third of this memoir is Mowat's correspondence with his American publisher over the "style" of his first book "The People of the Deer". During this period Mowat labours to build a cabin for his wife and himself on an acreage near Bolton, Ontario, northwest of Toronto.

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