Cabin Fever

Subtitle: 
The best new Canadian Fiction
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Summary: 

In honour of the twentieth anniversary of the Literary Journalism Program at the Banff Centre, Cabin Fever celebrates two decades of writing with thirteen of the finest creative non-fiction pieces written by program participants.

Description: 

Drawn primarily from the program's second decade, this anthology includes essays on a strikingly original and global range of topics by some of the best non-fiction writers in the country:  Tara Grescoe goes in search of "pure" absinthe; Jeff Warren examines the way whales think; Megan Williams takes driving lessons in Rome;  Bill Reynolds writes about the joys and dangers of riding a bicycle;  Charlotte Gill gives us the dirt on her eighteen years as a tree planter;  John Vigna confronts his relationship with a troubled brother;  Margaret Webb takes a sexy road trip to find oysters;  Jaspreet Singh ruminates on life in Kashmir in the age of plutonium;  Jeremy Klaszus gets to know his grandfather, a Nazi resister who is obsessed with Google Maps;  Deborah Ostrovsky explores bilingualism and the "grammar of relationships" after she marries into a Quebecois family;  Jonathan Garfinkel goes to Israel to find a house occupied by an Arab and a Jew;  Penney Kome writes about a family friend in Chicago who helped invent the atomic bomb; and Andrew Westoll gives up love in order to hunt for a rare blue frog in Surinam.

Unique, engaging, and enriching, Cabin Fever is a testament to the literary talents of each individual contributor and a tribute to the longevity and excellence of Banff Centre's Literary Journalism program over the past twenty years.

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"I think this is a really good read . . . It's engaging, tells stories, it has characters."

Source 
Marni Jackson
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ISBN-13: 
978-0887624766
ISBN-10: 
0887624766
Price: 
$24.95
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Format: 
Page Count: 
335pp
Width: 
6.00inches
Height: 
9.00inches