Drifting Home : A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon River

Drifting Home: A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon River

Pierre Berton
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Drifting Home is an account of a journey by Pierre Berton and his family as they raft down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett, British Columbia, to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. It is a meditation on family and childhood and the small moments from which memories are drawn. It is also a tribute by a son to his father. Through a unique blending of nostalgia, his deep love of the land and his unrivalled knowledge of the history and the area, Pierre Berton has created this magical tale. As he and his entire family drift along this slow-moving, braided, shallow river—one of the world's last great wild rivers⁠—they discover their connection to each other and to this pristine wilderness with a colourful past. Although Berton and his family made this return trip in the 1070s, it is a timeless journey to the heart of Canada and a sentimental tribute for the ages. As Berton shares with his family the place in which he grew up, there is much to learn about love and the power of family. One of Berton’s best-loved books, Drifting Home is as much a touchingly human testimony of his father’s courage, curiosity and determination, as it is a contemporary insight into a man and his family experiencing the wilderness.
 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781926706566
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 01/12/2009
BISAC Subject(s):: TRV006040-TRAVEL / Canada / Territories & Nunavut (NT, NU, YT),TRV011000-TRAVEL / Special Interest / Family 
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Drifting Home is an account of a journey by Pierre Berton and his family as they raft down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett, British Columbia, to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. It is a meditation on family and childhood and the small moments from which memories are drawn. It is also a tribute by a son to his father. Through a unique blending of nostalgia, his deep love of the land and his unrivalled knowledge of the history and the area, Pierre Berton has created this magical tale. As he and his entire family drift along this slow-moving, braided, shallow river—one of the world's last great wild rivers⁠—they discover their connection to each other and to this pristine wilderness with a colourful past. Although Berton and his family made this return trip in the 1070s, it is a timeless journey to the heart of Canada and a sentimental tribute for the ages. As Berton shares with his family the place in which he grew up, there is much to learn about love and the power of family. One of Berton’s best-loved books, Drifting Home is as much a touchingly human testimony of his father’s courage, curiosity and determination, as it is a contemporary insight into a man and his family experiencing the wilderness.
 

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781926706566
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 01/12/2009
BISAC Subject(s):: TRV006040-TRAVEL / Canada / Territories & Nunavut (NT, NU, YT),TRV011000-TRAVEL / Special Interest / Family 
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