Old Lives: In The Chilcotin Backcountry by John SchreiberOld Lives: In The Chilcotin Backcountry by John Schreiber

Old Lives: In The Chilcotin Backcountry

byJohn Schreiber

Paperback | March 16, 2011

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Set in the wild country north of Lillooet and west of the great Fraser River, Old Lives paints the rugged landscape and equally rugged lives of the Chilcotin's enigmatic old-timers: aboriginal and settler, male and female, deceased and alive. It takes vigilance, persistence, courage and humour to live where survival requires a deep knowledge and trust of the land, where prosperity is synonymous with self-sufficiency and where thriving is dependent upon a community of neighbours and friends who can be counted on in the direst of times.

In his second collection of Chilcotin stories, John Schreiber unveils an urban life that continues to encroach upon the BC Interior, and as it does, the old ways disappear; traditional knowledge and skills are forgotten, and the legends fade into myth. Old Lives is a book that acknowledges and honours the region's backcountry elders, their way of life and the wild liveliness of the great Chilcotin land where they have existed for centuries.
John Schreiber grew up in coastal logging communities and--for five, formative young years--in the North Thompson Valley north of Kamloops. He has worked extensively in the logging industry, in a mining camp, on a seine fishboat, in a pulp mill, as a parole officer and as a teacher-counselor for 27 years. Since the late '60s he has wal...
Title:Old Lives: In The Chilcotin BackcountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:March 16, 2011Publisher:CAITLIN PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894759559

ISBN - 13:9781894759557