A Wild Yukon Adventure




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/21/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781412038805

About the Book

A young man’s two-year adventure in Canada’s fabled land of the Klondike Gold Rush – to finance his studies. This challenge becomes as much a right of passage, as a means to an end. His office work at the Millewaye Construction Company does not fill his idle hours.

As he learns to cope with the extremes of temperature which frequently dip to 55+ below zero, he called upon to play many roles, wear many hats, in the little town of Whitehorse – for many a refuge from a shady past.

He enters into the life of this rugged community with youthful if unwise enthusiasm. He merges with a unique and varied cast of characters and becomes emotionally involved; yet while sometimes carried away by their excesses and tragedies, he always respects his obligations and struggles to maintain his dream.

About the Author

After the author completed his B.A. at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. he went to Paris to complete his education and lived there for ten years. He was awarded a Canada Council Grant and earned his Doctorate at the Sorbonne. As a student he held the post of English assistant and taught in the high-schools of Paris for three years.

Later he was appointed Professor for three years at the Ecole des Traducteurs et Interprètes under the aegis of the University of Paris. Then, after his marriage, he returned to U.B.C., Vancouver, Canada, to accept an appointment in the Department of French. He has published a number of articles, three textbooks, co-authored a fourth with his wife.

His work in fiction: Other Voices, Other Climes, (a collection of ten unique stories) and four novels: Shadows on the Seine: Paris 1952, Diamonds from the Dark Side, Echoes from the Past, and The Coverley Pines Affair.

The author now resides in West Vancouver, B.C. and winters in California.