High Latitudes: The Incredible True Story of an Arctic Journey

High Latitudes: The Incredible True Story of an Arctic Journey


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  • 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…”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616086022
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 363,579
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Farley Mowat is the author of thirty-seven books, including People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, Sea of Slaughter, and The Farfarers. His books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, and he has been published in fifty-two languages. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 Getting There 1

2 Bay of Whales 11

3 SNAFU 22

4 The New Stone Age 32

5 Under Two Flags 40

6 Duel at Povungnituk 46

7 The Maverick 58

8 Skipper Jimmy 69

9 Paradise Lost 79

10 Simonee 86

11 Something Else to Do 91

12 The Icie Mountains 98

13 Sweetie Pie 104

14 Jonasee and Paulasee 115

15 Lost Leviathan 125

16 Ruins, Old and New 133

17 God's Country 141

18 Space Station in Foxe Basin 149

19 A Company Man 155

20 The Exiles 160

21 Ayorama 172

22 Top of the World 183

23 Lots of Time 192

24 We'll Be the Bosses 201

25 Back to the Land 210

26 Tuk Tuk 216

27 The Reindeer Herd 227

28 Kidnapped 233

29 Mudopolis 244

30 The Loner 248

31 Here Are the News 259

32 The Captains and the Ships 271

33 Last-time Box 282

Envoy 293

Index 294

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