From the Publisher
Hunting has not been a sport for David Adams Richards, but a way
of life--and one to be celebrated and defended.
The woods have become a part of him. When he first entered them
with a gun as a young boy he found "secret places that laid the
framework of the template of my life."
He had entered a world of danger, where the struggle for life and
death was revealed at its rawest. And one, too, of immense
beauty--of wilds, hills and streams. It was home to magnificent
animals and to people who respected them and whose wisdom about
nature was at least the equal of any city-dweller''s.
Facing the Hunter is a memoir and a polemic and above all
shows a writer at the height of his powers evoking the thrills and
wonders of the land along the Mirimichi and Matapedia, the
territory that has long informed his novels. Here we discover, in
prose of unparalleled passion and beauty, what it has meant to
David Adams Richards--the man as much as the novelist.
About the Author
DAVID ADAMS RICHARDS has received numerous awards and prizes
throughout his career, and is one of the few writers in the history
of the Governor General''s Award to win in the categories of both
fiction (Nights Below Station Street) and non-fiction
(Lines on the Water). Mercy Among the Children
won the Giller Prize in 2000 and was shortlisted for the Governor
General''s Literary Award and the Trillium Award; it was a Canada
Reads pick in 2009. The Friends of Meager Fortune (2006)
won the Commonwealth Writers'' Prize for Best Book (Canada and
Caribbean). His most recent books are God Is (2009) and
the novel Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (2011).
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 038567614X
ISBN - 13: 9780385676144