A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Tales

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Capra Press, 1987 - History - 208 pages
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During the 1980s and 1990s, travel and adventure writer Millman collected stories from Northwest Territories, Baffin Island, northern Quebec, Labrador, and both coasts of Greenland. His goal is to reproduce the sense of the story rather than the original language, so he changes and even combines them.

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User Review  - Aurora Deshauteurs - Goodreads

Raw tales with interesting outcomes. Beautiful and disturbing visual writing. Great observation of understanding the world with no science to detract from the instinct. Read full review

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User Review  - Vasha7 - Goodreads

These are absolutely splendid tales, unexpurgated, harsh or comic, sometimes scatological, marvellous and memorable. They are dominated, as Millman says in his introduction, by the constant search for food in a barren land. Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Lawrence Millman has written extensively about the North. His books include "Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again", and "Hero Jesse".

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