Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck by Grant Lawrence

By Grant Lawrence

Publish yr note: First released September 1st, 2010
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From Captain George Vancouver to Muriel Curve of Time Blanchet to Jim Spilsbury’s Coast Spilsbury, viewers to Desolation Sound have left in the back of a path of books endowing the realm with a romantic air of secrecy that is helping to make it British Columbia’s most well-liked marine park. during this hilarious and pleasing ebook, CBC character supply Lawrence provides a complete new bankruptcy to the saga of this storied piece of BC coastline.

Young Grant’s father obtained a bit of land subsequent to the park within the Nineteen Seventies, simply in time to come across the gun-toting cougar woman, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers and an collection of different characters. In these years Desolation Sound used to be a spot the place going to the neighbours’ potluck intended being met with hugs from portly bare hippies and the place Russell the Hermit’s institution of existence (boating, fishing, and rock ’n’ roll) was once Grant’s own Enlightenment - a power that may take him clear of the coast to a lifetime of track and journalism and at last again again.

With rock band acquaintances and some circumstances of beer in tow, an older, cooler furnish returns to regale us with stories of "going bush", the tempting hassle of discovering an unguarded grow-op, and his awkward fight to persuade a number of traveling kayakers that he’s a reputable CBC radio host whereas wearing a wild beard and physique wounds and gesticulating with a machete. With lots of laugh-out-loud humour and encouraged reverence, Adventures in Solitude delights us with the original background of a spot and the expansion of a tender guy amidst the magic of Desolation Sound.

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