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Talking at the Woodpile
by David Thompson

Talking at the Woodpile 
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  In this humourous and refreshing collection of short stories, David Thompson reveals the charm and grit of life in the Yukon. Talking at the Woodpile is a masterful blend of fact and fiction, history and the contemporary and intriguing stories that begin as long as 10,000 years ago. In "Frozen in Time," an unsuspecting miner discovers a frozen carcass while digging for gold. After much to-do about the origin of the gigantic creature, the mammoth and its unfortunate victim are laid to rest by the local First Nations community. In a moment of wry humour, Thompson describes a small town rivalry that ends when a firewood thief blows his fireplace sky high, to the delight of his victimized neighbours. And in the collectionís title story "Talking at the Woodpile," two long-time friends unwittingly challenge each other to a talking duel, which ultimately leads to a nasty case of frostbite, and an even nastier case of cold shoulder.

In his first collection of short stories David Thompson portrays life in a small Canadian community, weaving his characters in and out of each otherís tales and in and out of the history that shaped the great Canadian North.

Quantity:3 item(s) available
Weight:0.50 kg
Price: CDN$ 19.95 (US$ 19.41)
Author:David Thompson
Publisher:Caitlin Press
Publication Date:2/2011
Pages:224 pp
Size/Dimensions:6 x 9 inches


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