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Hard Surface: In Search of the Canadian Road [Hardcover]

Peter Unwin

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June 30, 2009 1554700744 978-1554700745 0

HARD SURFACE: IN SEARCH OF THE CANADIAN ROAD is a provocative and original investigation of the highways, byways, and back roads that make this country possible. Lyrical, informative, and slyly funny, Hard Surface takes a refreshing look at what we encounter every day of our lives: the road, with its promise of freedom and individuality. Whether following the road to paradise or the road to Placentia, Newfoundland, Hard Surface journeys through our country`s past and present, celebrating our search for meaning, nationhood, and a decent twelve-inch hot dog. As the first full-length examination of the Canadian road, Hard Surface takes the reader on an unforgettable ride that suggests the true value of the Canadian road is not the transportation of goods and cargo, but the quest for ourselves, and the irrepressible urge to spread our stories across a vast and complex land.

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About the Author

PETER UNWIN is a leading writer of popular Canadian history whose work has appeared frequently in Toronto Life, Queen's Quarterly, Masionneuve, The Farmer's Almanac, Geist, and many others. His books include The Rock Farmers, which was nominated for a Stephen Leacock Award, Nine Bells For A Man, and the Wolf's Head: Writing Lake Superior. Unwin's articles and essays have been nominated for numerous regional and national magazine and book awards. He lives in Toronto.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554700744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554700745
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,957,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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