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Title:Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mark Frutkin
Publisher:Dundurn
ISBN:1550027867
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Number of Pages:238
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Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush by Mark Frutkin

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush In geology an erratic is a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source as by a glacier In award winning novelist Mark Frutkin s case his movement from his native Cleveland Ohio was instigated by his wish to protest and resist the U S military draft during the Vietnam War and his destination was Canada .

An estimated to American Vietnam War draft resisters sought sanctuary in Canada Many of these men stayed became Canadian citizens and have made significant contributions to the country including writers such as William Gibson George Fetherling Keith Maillard and Jay Scott musicians Jesse Winchester and Jim Byrnes children s performer Eric Nagler and radio personality Andy Barrie .

Although this first nonfiction work by Mark Frutkin looks back at the circumstances and culture of the late s and early s that prompted the author to relocate to Canada i Erratic North i is about many other things It s also a lyrical meditation about returning to nature in the bush country of Quebec and an account of the crucible that forged one writer Tying everything together though is the overarching theme of the book a contemplation of humanity s embrace of war and violence and the countervailing impulse to resist that embrace specifically as seen in the experience of Frutkin himself his grandfather Simon who escaped Tsarist Russia and its military in the s and Louis Drouin the Quebec farmer Frutkin bought his original farm from and who resisted conscription in World War II

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