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Kanata

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of Canada: A People's History comes a novel of Canada written in the tradition of such great epics as The Source and Sarum. was inspired by the life of David Thompson, a Welshman who came to the New World at the age of fifteen, and went on to become its greatest cartographer. He walked or paddled 80,000 miles and mapped 1.9 million square miles, cataloguing flora and fauna as well as the language and customs of the Natives. But though he has been described as the greatest land geographer who ever lived, he died impoverished and unknown. Kanata

Following the lives of Thompson's illegitimate son and his descendants, Kanata takes readers on a fictionalized, multi-generational journey through millennia and across a continent to examine the stories, myths, and legends of those who formed the country and who were formed by it.

Kanata is the story of the invention of a nation.



Praise for this book

"Kanata captures the heartbeat of a continent, in a language as visceral and raw as the landscape and lives it chronicles." - Nino Ricci


Used availability for Don Gillmor's Kanata

Hardback Editions

November 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kanata
Author(s): Don Gillmor
ISBN: 0-670-06492-0 / 978-0-670-06492-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kanata
Author(s): Don Gillmor
ISBN: 0-14-305442-2 / 978-0-14-305442-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Kanata
Author(s): Don Gillmor
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon CA