No Man's River by Farley Mowat

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With No Man's River, Farley Mowat has penned his best Arctic tale in years. This book chronicles his life among Metis trappers and native people as they struggle to eke out a living in a brutal environment. In the spring of 1947, putting the death and devastation of WWII behind him, Mowat joined a scientific expedition. In the remote reaches of Manitoba, he witnessed an Eskimo population ravaged by starvation and disease brought about by the white man. In his efforts to provide the natives with some of the assistance that the government failed to provide, Mowat set out on an arduous journey that collided with one of nature's most arresting phenomena—the migration of the Arctic's caribou herds. Mowat was based at Windy Post with a Metis trapper and two Ihalmiut children. A young girl, known as Rita, is painted with special vividness—checking the trap lines with the men, riding atop a sled, smoking a tiny pipe. Farley returns to the North two decades later and discovers the tragic fate that befell her. Combining his exquisite portraits with awe-inspiring passages on the power of nature, No Man's River is another riveting memoir from one of North America's most beloved writers.

About Farley Mowat

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FARLEY MOWAT began writing for his living in 1949 after spending two years in the Arctic. He has lived in or visited almost every part of Canada and many other lands, including Siberia. He is the author of 38 books, including People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, Aftermath, My Father’s Son, And No Birds Sang, The Farfarers, Walking on the Land, The Snow Walker, and High Latitudes. He and his wife, writer Claire Mowat, divide their time between Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Published August 1, 2004 by Key Porter Books. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Mowat's vivid descriptions and careful storytelling bring the northern frontier to life as well as any fictional account, yet the characters are real and the adversities loom large.

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