Young Hunting: A Memoir

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ECW Press, Oct 31, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
Taking inspiration from John Glassco s Memoirs of Montparnasse, Young Hunting is both a story of discovery and transformation. While Toronto changes around him, from a puritanical British colonial outpost to a mixing bowl filled with colourful cultural components, a young boy emerges from his middle class childhood to become a flamboyant adolescent a questioning adult who refuses to accept conventional wisdom. The Toronto of the 40s and 50s is often painted as the epitome of dull convention but this was clearly not Martin Hunter s experience. The child

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About the author (2008)

Martin Hunter is the former artistic director of Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto. He has written for several magazines and produced a number of programs for CBC radio and is the author of Romancing the Bard. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.