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Stranger Wycott's PLace - Stories from the Cariboo-Chilcotin

Schreiber, John

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ISBN 10: 1554200377 / ISBN 13: 9781554200375
Editorial: New Star Books, Vancouver
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: George Strange's Bookmart (Brandon, MB, Canada)

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Pictorial cover. Wraps are lightly soiled, corners are lightly flipped. Some wear along the edges. Author's inscription on the title page: "For Bev, In Light. John S." Binding is solid. Interior is unmarked. The book has a bit of a bow to it. N° de ref. de la librería 003158

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Título: Stranger Wycott's PLace - Stories from the ...

Editorial: New Star Books, Vancouver

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

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Stranger Wycott s Place describes John Schreiber s explorations of the Chilcotin on foot, horseback and by 4-wheel drive. A land of mountains and old trails, coyotes and bighorn sheep, aboriginal folks, homesteaders, ranches and history, the Chilcotin begins north of Lillooet and lies between the Fraser River and the mighty Coast Mountain Range in the West.

Starting from the premise that we learn best about place from the place where we are, Stranger Wycott s Place is at once a history, a writer s musings, and an appreciation of the lively wild. John Schreiber evokes formative myths and contemporary realities to guide the reader through this landscape. He is simultaneously an erudite travel guide, a chronicler of the region s stories and a clear-eyed observer.

In Schreiber s words the Chilcotin comes alive, a geography of carved range, grassland, bullet holes and broken-down barns, where past and present jostle against the realities of Interior lives. Stranger Wycott s Place asks: can humans learn to coexist with the wild, and even to recognize it within ourselves?

About the Author:

John Schreiber has worked at logging camps, in an iron ore mine, on a seine boat, and in a coast pulp mill. He has been a parole officer and travelled through Morocco and parts of Europe. Now retired, he was an elementary school counsellor for more than twenty-five years.

Schreiber spent his early formative years in the North Thompson Valley, north of Kamloops, a powerful experience which, he says, compelled him to explore the Chilcotin as an adult in the late 1960s. He became obsessed with the place, and has walked, driven and ridden through the Chilcotin region many, many times since. In Stranger Wycott s Place, Schreiber s goal is to fully describe the specific landscape of the Chilcotin from a number of different vantages environmental, historic, cultural, personal, spiritual, and through the region's stories all from the point of view of a walker. Schreiber s quietism is moored in the local and specific, as opposed to the sweeping and global.

Calling himself a knowledgeable outsider, Schreiber is never more at home than when walking a Chilcotin landscape or, perhaps, relaxing with a fine glass of B.C. s own Blue Mountain, having just climbed the wine s namesake.

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