Facing the Hunter: Reflections on a Misunderstood Way of Life

Facing the Hunter: Reflections on a Misunderstood Way of Life

David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards takes us in the back of his gun and into the Canadian wooded area for his strongest paintings of non-fiction yet.

In his great non-fiction, David Adams Richards - in the beginning certainly one of Canada's maximum and best-beloved novelists - has been writing one of those memoir through different potential. Like his past titles traces On Water, approximately his pursuit of angling, and Hockey desires, concerning the online game his disabled physique avoided him from taking part in, dealing with the Hunter explores the that means of a recreation and how during which it touches lives, no longer least that of the writer. And as with God Is, his fresh publication approximately his religion, it's also an impassioned defence of a suite of values and a life-style that Richards believes are lower than attack.

Lovers of David Adams Richards' novels might be interested and enlightened to notice the interaction among his former lifestyles as a willing hunter - he hunts much less and not more nowadays, as he explains - and the narratives and characters of his fiction. yet this is often additionally an ideal place to begin for somebody coming new to Richards. The storytelling during this booklet, the evocation of the Canadian wild and those that enterprise into it, the sheer strength of the prose, exhibit an excellent author on the top of his powers.

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