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ISBN 13: 978-0-920080-88-7
ISBN 10: 0-920080-88-X
5.5 x 8.5 - 160 pp
CAD$17.95 • USD$17.95
The First Ninety-Three Years
by Alan Twigg
Although Evans' two later novels are widely regarded as Canadian classics and Margaret Laurence considered him to be "the elder of our tribe," this is the only comprehensive study of one of Canada's most respected novelists.
Book DescriptionVancouver journalist-broadcaster Alan Twigg examines Evans' earliest, out-of-print novels and magazine serials, as well as his masterpieces Mist on the River and 0 Time In Your Flight, and his poetry. The plot synopses and criticism make this an important reference guide for students of Canadian literature, and Evans' own comments on his craft provide practical guidance for those who wish to make a career in writing today.
A biographical section on Evans' life spans the twentieth century and relies on in-depth interviews with the 93-year-old author to reveal the inside story of one of the most amazing writing careers in Canadian letters.
The BC Book Prize Committee paid tribute to Hubert Evans by naming their Non-Fiction prize in his honour, awarded for the first time in 1985.