Liberal MP Bob Rae recommends 'Three Day Road' by Joseph Boyden - Macleans.ca

Liberal MP Bob Rae recommends ‘Three Day Road’ by Joseph Boyden

“Wonderfully written, evocative, elegeiac, with moments of great humour and passion”

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2005_09_28 Boyden“Twenty years ago I travelled to the James Bay coast and visited each of the aboriginal communities from Moosonee to Fort Severn.  It was an unforgettable experience which has stayed with me. Joseph Boyden, whose Through Black Spruce won the Giller Prize, is the chronicler par excellence of the James Bay Cree. Three Day Road is a brilliant story—of courage in the trenches of the First World War, of a young man’s last journey home, of a woman’s memories of her life in the bush. It is a book I have enjoyed re-reading. Boyden understands that this is Canada’s rendezvous not with destiny, but with ourselves. It’s wonderfully written, evocative, elegeiac, with moments of great humour and passion.”