Far Out isn't Far Enough: Life in the Back of Beyond (Hardback)Tomi Ungerer (author)
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Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 250 x 180 x 21 mm
"A vivid and unflinching impression of rural existence and a testament to a brave attempt at self-sufficiency."-The Independent
"Ungerer depicts and beautifully illustrates this wild, untamed corner of Canada as mad and savage... A narrative so full of riches and quirkiness I was instantly hooked. The tenderness with which he writes about the characters that circled their life, the quality of his anecdotal wit and observations, his love of the absurd, the range of the couple's triumphs and trials and the vivid, poetic descriptions of the Nova Scotian landscape serve to make this an instant classic."-Sublime
"It's the good life, all right - but thankfully all mention of sowing and yields is quickly skipped over in preference for a study of the bonkers locals, the real stars of the show. Sketched affectionately in poetic, no-nonsense prose... A harsh and fascinating life, all told without a trace of judgement, without any forced humour - yet it is often hilarious. A beautiful book, too [...] Ungerer's illustrations vividly complement his words and bring the ducks and dogs to life - not to mention sexy Yvonne, who cavorts through the pages like a Woodstock-era Felicity Kendal. Highly recommended."-Real Travel
"A diary with running commentary, whose prose - so precise in its delineations of landscape, weather, the daily toils of farm-life, the lost souls of the adjacent communities - is perfectly enhanced by the accompanying illustrations."-Books for Keeps
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