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Facing the Hunter

(2011)
A non fiction book by

 
 
David Adams Richards takes us behind his gun and into the Canadian forest for his most powerful work of non-fiction yet.

In his brilliant non-fiction, David Adams Richards - first and foremost one of Canada's greatest and best-beloved novelists - has been writing a kind of memoir by other means. Like his previous titles Lines on Water, about his pursuit of angling, and Hockey Dreams, about the game his disabled body prevented him from playing, Facing the Hunter explores the meaning of a sport and the way in which it touches lives, not least that of the author. And as with God Is, his recent book about his faith, it is also an impassioned defense of a set of values and a way of life that Richards believes are under attack.

Lovers of David Adams Richards' novels will be fascinated and enlightened to note the interplay between his former life as a keen hunter - he hunts less and less these days, as he explains - and the narratives and characters of his fiction. But this is also a perfect starting point for anyone coming new to Richards. The storytelling in this book, the evocation of the Canadian wild and those who venture into it, the sheer power of the prose, show a great writer at the height of his powers.



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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-385-25918-2 / 978-0-385-25918-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-385-67614-X / 978-0-385-67614-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 1-5366-3538-3 / 978-1-5366-3538-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Facing the Hunter
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April 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Facing the Hunter
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA