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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345814661
  • ISBN: 0345814665
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    257 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2018.

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General Note: Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction (English), 2019.
Formatted Contents Note: The river -- A perfect world -- A Northern mystery -- Long day's journey into night -- Dinner at the end of the world -- Solo Canoe -- Aftermath -- Lost boys -- The ghost in the machine -- Dead Poet Society -- Suicidology -- Far from home -- The song remains the same -- Epilogue: The river reduc.
Summary, etc.: "In the spring of 2006, Don Gillmor travelled to Whitehorse to reconstruct the last days of his brother, David, a talented musician whose truck and cowboy hat had been found at the edge of the Yukon River. David's family, his wife and his friends had different theories about his disappearance. Some thought he had run away; some thought he'd met with foul play; but most believed that David, who at forty-eight was about to give up the night life for a day job, had intentionally walked into the water. Just as Don was about to paddle the river looking for traces, David's body was recovered. And Don's canoe trip turned into an act of remembrance and mourning.Though David could now be laid to rest, there was no rest for his survivors. In this tender, probing, surprising work, Don Gillmor helps those left behind understand why people kill themselves and how to live with the aftermath. And he asks why, for the first time, it's not the teenaged or the elderly who have the highest suicide rate, but the middle aged. Especially men."--
Awards Note:
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction (English), 2019.
Subject: Gillmor, David
Gillmor, David -- Death and burial
Suicide victims -- Canada -- Biography
Middle-aged men
Loss (Psychology)
Suicide -- Psychological aspects
Genre/Form: Biographies.

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