Travels With Farley
A MemoirBook - 2005
Claire Mowat and her husband, Farley, spent the first five years of their marriage living in an isolated Newfoundland outport. It was out of that experience that Claire Mowat was inspired to write her acclaimed memoir The Outport People. As Farleys writing career took off, they decided to return to Ontario, to be closer to the publishing world. Farley and Claire settled down to raise a family in the picturesque town of Port Hope, where Farleys mother was living. After the tragic stillborn death of their first and only child, Farley persuaded Claire to leave Port Hope and go with him to the Magdalen Islands to make a film with the CBC on lobster fishing. They immediately fell in love with the windswept islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Soon they had bought a house there, on the edge of one of the only English-speaking communities in the archipelago. Their Magdalen Island home became an exotic destination for friends and luminaries of the periodPierre and Margaret Trudeau arrived by helicopter one afternoon, although most visitors took the ferry from Prince Edward Island.With a nod to John Steinbecks Travels with Charley, Claire Mowat has crafted a second memoir as charming and insightful as the first, providing an intimate portrait of a marriage and a window on Farley Mowats writing life during the period in which he wrote A Whale for the Killing and Sibir, and began the research for Sea of Slaughter.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2005
Branch Call Number: 921 MOW
Characteristics: 272 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm