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Facing the hunter : reflections on a misunderstood pursuit

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Prince Rupert Library 799.2971 Rich (Text) 33294001799378 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385259187 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 0385259182 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: print
    213 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2011.

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Summary, etc.: David Adams Richards takes us behind his gun and into the Canadian forest for his most powerful work of non-fiction yet. David Adams Richards has been writing a kind of memoir by other means. Facing the Hunter explores the meaning of a sport and the way in which it touches lives, not least that of the author. And as with God Is, his recent book about his faith, it is also an impassioned defence of a set of values and a way of life that Richards believes are under attack. Lovers of David Adams Richards' novels will be fascinated and enlightened to note the interplay between his former life as a keen hunter - he hunts less and less these days, as he explains - and the narratives and characters of his fiction. But this is also a perfect stating point for anyone coming new to Richards. The storytelling in this book, the evocation of the Canadian wild and those who venture into it, the sheer power of the prose, show a great writer at the height of his powers.
Subject: Hunting -- Canada
Hunters -- Canada -- Anecdotes
Outdoor life -- New Brunswick
Richards, David Adams -- 1950-
Authors, Canadian (English) -- Biography
Richards, David Adams -- 1950-

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