The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

eBook - 2017
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The province's premier journalist tells the story he was born to write.

No journalist has travelled the back roads, hidden vales and fog-soaked coves of Nova Scotia as widely as John DeMont. No writer has spent as much time considering its peculiar warp and weft of humanity, geography and history.
The Long Way Home is the summation of DeMont's years of travel, research and thought. It tells the story of what is, from the European view of things, the oldest part of Canada. Before Confederation it was also the richest, but now Nova Scotia is among the poorest. Its defining myths and stories are mostly about loss and sheer determination.
Equal parts narrative, memoir and meditation, The Long Way Home chronicles with enthralling clarity a complex and multi-dimensional story: the overwhelming of the first peoples and the arrival of a mélange of pioneers who carved out pockets of the wilderness; the random acts and unexplained mysteries; the shameful achievements and noble failures; the rapture and misery; the twists of destiny and the cold-heartedness of fate.
This is the biography of a place that has been hardened by history. A place full of reminders of how great a province it has been and how great--with the right circumstances and a little luck--it could be again.
Publisher: [S.I.] : McClelland & Stewart, 2017.
ISBN: 9780771025136
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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