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The Resource Athabasca, Harry Kleinhuis, (electronic resource)

Athabasca, Harry Kleinhuis, (electronic resource)

Label
Athabasca
Title
Athabasca
Statement of responsibility
Harry Kleinhuis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack is 14 going on 15. For the past seven years, he and his younger brother and sister, and his mother and father, have lived in a remote cabin on the Athabasca River west of Edmonton. It's the late 1930s, and the river is almost as wild and untamed as it was before humans began settling along the riverbanks. The reason for the Whyte family living there has a good deal to do with Malcolm, Jack's father, and what we would call his PTSD after serving in World War One. He has never really recovered from the trauma of his experience in the trenches, and his solution has been to sweep his family into the wilderness and remain there, living off the land. But now, Jack is of an age when he figures he has had enough of this life, particularly since his father is not the most understanding of parents. Trouble is, as Jack makes his move to leave the family by canoeing away down the Athabasca, something goes wrong on the first day and he breaks his arm, and has to stay stranded, alone, unable to make any more progress. Malcolm comes after him, and somehow father and son begin to communicate in ways they never have. All of this is played out against the backdrop of a powerful river where nature is dominant and where a family manages their lives alone in the bush, with little or no reference to the world beyond
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1943-
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Kleinhuis, Harry
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Accidents
  • Electronic books
  • Athabasca River Valley (Alta.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Athabasca, Harry Kleinhuis, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14138196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780889956513
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14138196
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14138196
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Athabasca, Harry Kleinhuis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14138196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780889956513
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14138196
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14138196
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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