The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 12, 2009 - Social Science - 288 pages
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In 1952, the Canadian government forcibly relocated three dozen Inuit from their flourishing home on the Hudson Bay to the barren, arctic landscape of Ellesmere Island, the most northerly landmass on the planet. Among this group was Josephie Flaherty, the unrecognized, half-Inuit son of filmmaker Robert Flaherty, director of Nanook of the North. In a narrative rich with human drama, Melanie McGrath follows three generations of the Flaherty family—Robert, Josephie, and Josephie's daughters—to bring this extraordinary tale of deception and harsh deprivation to life.


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No good deed goes unpunished. So discover the Inuit band that brought Nanook of the North to the silver screen.At the outset of this vigorous work of historical detection by UK journalist McGrath ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
29
Section 4
42
Section 5
56
Section 6
69
Section 7
86
Section 8
98
Section 13
170
Section 14
182
Section 15
190
Section 16
201
Section 17
211
Section 18
220
Section 19
235
Section 20
242

Section 9
120
Section 10
130
Section 11
143
Section 12
158
Section 21
261
Section 22
265
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Melanie McGrath was born in Essex. Her first book, Motel Nirvana, won the John Llewelyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday award for Best New British and Commonwealth Writer under 35. She is also the author of Hard, Soft and Wet: The Digital Generation Comes of Age, and Silvertown: An East End Family Memoir. She writes for The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Evening Standard and Conde Nast Traveller. She is a regular broadcaster on radio, has been a television producer and presenter. She lives and works in London. Her Web site is www.melaniemcgrath.com.


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