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Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka James Bartleman

Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka

James Bartleman

Published
ISBN : 9780771012648
Paperback
272 pages
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 About the Book 

A warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario’s future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting.MoreA warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario’s future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting. Behind the outrageous stories, larger-than life-characters, and descriptions of the mores of a small village in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country are flashes of insight from the perspective of a child that recall the great classic Who has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell.But why a different Muskoka? Because the boy was a half-breed kid. Visits to his mother’s reserve showed him that he was caught between two worlds. His mother’s fight with depression flowed from that dilemma. His father — the book’s main character — was a lovable, white, working class, happy-go-lucky guy who never had any money but who made the best home brew in the village — and his specialty was raisin wine.Like that raisin wine, this unusual book goes down easily and has a kick to it.From the Hardcover edition.