- Ideal for fans of Master a Million and Blue Latitudes
- Chronicles Mowat’s hazardous 1966 journey across northern Canada
- A must-have for wilderness lovers
Farley Mowat is a world-renowned author. More than 17 million of his books have sold, and the New York Times calls him a “master storyteller.” In High Latitudes
, Farley Mowat hoped to write a book that would let northern people speak for themselves and would expose the false view of the North as “a bloody great wasteland” with no people in it. That perspective led to resource developers abusing the land however they chose. For several reasons that Mowat explains, he did not write that book when he originally wanted to. At long last, here it is. Within its pages are the original conversations that Mowat recorded during his journey.
Mowat is a natural and a master storyteller, which old fans will remember and new fans will quickly learn. In old-fashioned Mowat style, the legendary writer shares a glorious narrative filled with breathtaking nature writing, larger-than-life characters, suspenseful storytelling, pitiless rage, ferocious humor, compassionate concern, and iconoclastic insights. In her foreword, Margaret Atwood writes, “High Latitudes
gives us, with passion and insight, a vertical section of time past—the time that preceded our present. The choices that were made then affect our now, just as the choices we make now will determine the future…”