I had developed the idea, independent of this book, that this screed, which has been denounced repeatedly since it was first published in 2008, might actually contain some merit that had been buried in poor rhetoric and politics. Wrong.
A concise, charming book that definitively documents ‘Yellowknife’s defining neighbourhood.’
Armchair adventure at its finest.
It’s fascinating to read about the lives of people who make a difference in the world, especially when you’ve been fortunate enough to meet them.
‘Because I was an orphan and a poor one at that, my mind was always alert to the happenings around me. Once my eyes had seen something, it was never forgotten.’
Ah, here it is. The book about the Yellowknife Yellowknifers love to live in.
I’ve become something of a scholar of novels written by people who’ve spent time in the Arctic. Not recommending this one.