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Nunavik

Title: Nunavik 
Author: Michel Hellman 
Publisher: Pow Pow 
Theme: Quebec and Canadian art 
Format: Softcover 
Pages: 156 
Size: 6 x 8 cm 
Language: English 
Release date: February 2017 
ISBN : 9782924049358 

Summary:

Author Michel Hellman meets with his editor Luc Boss#65533; and casually promises to write a sequel to his best-selling book Mile End. But the Montr#65533;al neighborhood, with its trendy caf#65533;s and gluten-free bakeries, doesn't seem half as inspiring as it used to be. Part memoir and part documentary, Nunavik follows Hellman on a trek through Northern Quebec as he travels to Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituk, Kangiqsujuaq and Kangirsurk, meeting members of the First Nations, activists, hunters and drug dealers along the way. An honest and often funny account of this trip, Nunavik truly feels personal, with the author acknowledging (and challenging) his own prejudices. While the North has had a profound influence on our collective identity as Canadians, it reMay ns an idea - myth rather than reality. Empirical rather than theoretical, Nunavik reflects on the way our relationship to the North has shaped our own cultural landscape.

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