Bittersweet Sands: Twenty Four Days In Fort Mcmurray by Rick RansonBittersweet Sands: Twenty Four Days In Fort Mcmurray by Rick Ranson

Bittersweet Sands: Twenty Four Days In Fort Mcmurray

byRick Ranson

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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Rick Ranson has collected stories from all over North America, from the DEW Line and the drill ships of Working North to the raging waters of the Mississippi in Paddling South. Now, join this engaging raconteur as he ventures to one of Canada's most talked-about locations: Fort McMurray, home of the oilsands.

In Bittersweet Sands, Rick Ranson recounts a twenty-four day shift at an oilsands operation undergoing a shutdown, giving us a glimpse at a world most of us only know from the evening news. Along the way, he encounters a group of engaging roughnecks, including a husband and wife welding crew, a petty fascist safety inspector, and the tough-as-nails secretary that keeps them all in line.

Praise for Bittersweet Sands: 24 Days in Fort McMurray:

"Beyond simply finding a throughline through a collection of anecdotes, Bittersweet Sands succeeds in offering a compelling portrait of that unusual community, one that rarely factors into discussions of the oilsands: hard men drawn together by work, getting rich, but isolated from family and friends and left without much else aside from each other to help pass the time."
--Paul Blinov, Vue Weekly

Natural-born storyteller Rick Ranson grew up in military bases across Canada. Today he spends his time living between Winnipeg and Key West, Florida. Ranson has worked variously as a longshoreman, drill ship's welder, boilermaker, farm equipment salesman, editor for McGraw Hill, and forklift operator. Bittersweet Sands is his third boo...
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Title:Bittersweet Sands: Twenty Four Days In Fort McmurrayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

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