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Author Lurie, Jon, 1967- author.

Title Canoeing with José / Jon Lurie.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2017.
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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    797.122 LUR    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    797.122 LUR    Available
Description xiv, 303 pages ; 20 cm
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Summary "The first time journalist Jon Lurie meets Jose Perez, the smart, angry, fifteen-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican draws blood. Five years later, both men are floundering. Lurie, now in his thirties, is newly divorced, depressed, and self-medicating. Jose is embedded in a haze of women and street feuds. Both lack a meaningful connection to their cultural roots: Lurie feels an absence of identity as the son of a Holocaust survivor who is reluctant to talk about her experience, and for Jose, communal history has been obliterated by centuries of oppression. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them. After years of admiring the journey described in Eric Arnold Sevareid's 1935 classic account, Canoeing with the Cree, Lurie invites Jose to join him in retracing Sevareid's route and embarking on a mythic two thousand-mile paddle from Breckenridge, Minnesota, to the Hudson Bay. Faced with plagues of mosquitoes, extreme weather, suspicious law enforcement officers, tricky border crossings, and Jose's preference for Kanye West over the great outdoors, the journey becomes an odyssey of self-discovery. Acknowledging the erased native histories that Sevareid's prejudicial account could not perceive, and written in gritty, honest prose, Canoeing with Jose is a remarkable journey"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lurie, Jon, 1967- -- Travel -- Red River of the North.
Canoes and canoeing -- Red River of the North.
Red River of the North -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781571313218 paperback
1571313214 paperback

 
    
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