Village of the Small Houses

Village of the Small Houses

A Memoir of Sorts

eBook - 2004
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In 1959, just one step ahead of the law, Ian Ferguson's parents left the sophisticated big-city life of Edmonton for Fort Vermilion -- once a fur-trapping frontier town, now a remote aboriginal settlement in northernmost Alberta. There, Ian and his six brothers and sisters grew up without indoor plumbing, electricity, central heating, or even a radio. Beginning with the dramatic events surrounding his birth (including a paddlewheel ferry heading for destruction, a legendary rowboat trip, and a life-and-death race against time), the richly recalled events of Ferguson's life and a vivid array of
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkley, CA : Dougals & McIntyre, 2004.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781926685892
Characteristics: 1 online resource (200 pages)

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 12, 2015

You won’t forget Fort Vermilion, Alberta, after experiencing it through the eyes of this talented Canadian writer. From landmarks such as the Peace River ferry crossing, to the Cree friends he grew up with, Ferguson’s memoir of sorts embodies the northern Canadian experience. Extremely funny and often wistful.

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