By Noah Richler
Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction
A Globe and Mail most sensible a hundred e-book (2006)
National Post top Books (2006)
A daring cultural portrait of latest Canada throughout the paintings of its so much celebrated novelists, brief tale writers, and storytellers.
Stories are the most effective solution to recognize a spot, and at a time while the material of the rustic turns out day-by-day extra doubtful, Noah Richler appears to be like to our authors for proof of the real nature of Canada. He argues why fiction issues and seeks to find — within the extra-ordinary variety of groups those writers symbolize — what tales, if any, bind us as a nation.
Over years, Richler has criss-crossed the rustic and interviewed as regards to 100 authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, together with Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — concerning the locations and concepts which are such a lot significant to their paintings. the result's a trip in the course of the truth of Canada and its mind's eye at a serious aspect within the country’s evolution. inside thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of sadness” and considers the tales of our local peoples, the increase of the town, and the way our background as a colony shapes our society and politics even today.
This Is My kingdom, what is Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a bright portrayal of our society, the paintings of Canadian authors, and the belief of writing itself.
This Is My nation, what is Yours? is predicated on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of an identical identify initially broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas application in spring 2005.
From the Hardcover edition.