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Farley: The Life of Farley Mowat

Authors: King, James
Publisher: Harper Perennial
BISAC/Subject: BIO000000
ISBN: 9781443402347, Related ISBNs: 1443402346, 9780006385882, 9781443402347
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 416,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Exuberant, mercurial, melancholic, gregarious and generous—Farley Mowat, one of our most beloved writers, is brought to life in this remarkable biography

Bestselling author James King has created a masterful and intimate portrait of this many-layered man: his failed relationships, his wanderlust, his compassion for the underdog, his lasting marriage to his second wife, Claire. At the heart of this story is Farley’s intense love-hate relationship with his father, a framework, as King points out, for the writer’s successes—and failures.

Granted unprecedented access to Farley’s large circle of family, friends, colleagues—and even a few enemies—King has succeeded in creating a literary biography that entertains, illuminates and captures perfectly the elusive spirit of Canada’s most successful writer.

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