Cover of: The oatmeal ark | Rory MacLean

The oatmeal ark

across Canada by water

1st ed.

Published by HarperCollins in Toronto .
Written in English.

About the Book

After the death of his father, Beagan Gillean finds himself stranded on a wild Scottish island, alone except for a trunk full of three generations of family history. Immersing himself in the lives and dreams of his forefathers, Gillean decides to retrace the journey his great-grandfather made two-hundred years before to the promised land of Canada. A wave-rocked, wind-tossed travel adventure unfolds, carrying him into his family's past and across the world's second-largest country. In his wake trail three ghosts: his great-grandfather, his grandfather and his father. Together they navigate the rivers, lakes and waterways that ribbon through Canada and as they travel Gillean discovers that his ancestors' struggles, achievements and failings mirror Canada's own. A haunting tale of loss and discovery, "The Oatmeal Ark" is the story of one remarkable family and a candid, beautifully rendered portrait of the country that defined it.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
917.104
Library of Congress
F1017 .M23 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
336 p. ;
Number of pages
336

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6843979M
Internet Archive
oatmealarkacross0000macl
ISBN 10
0006385214, 000255061X
LC Control Number
00344736
OCLC/WorldCat
35939321
Library Thing
1768415
Goodreads
1016991
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