By Jane Urquhart

A gorgeous, evocative novel set in eire and Canada, Away lines a family's advanced and layered previous. The narrative unfolds with shimmering readability, and takes us from the cruel northern Irish coast within the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the hardly hospitable land of the Canadian safeguard; from the flourishing city of Port desire to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa on the time of Confederation to a large-windowed condominium on the fringe of an exceptional Lake throughout the modern. sleek and relocating, Away unites the non-public and the political because it explores the main inner most, frequently darkest corners of our feelings the place the issues that root us to ourselves suffer. strong, problematic, lyrical, Away is an unforgettable novel.

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H. Bruyere. The two Forts Kaministiquia from the French era are seen as well as the location of the planned NWC and XYC plots. Courtesy of LAC, National Map Collection, C 85839. Although building continued apace, everything was not "compleat" when Henry returned in 1804. 14 The Fort would soon meet all the requirements as the NWC's "rendezvous-place" as the company called its inland headquarters. The NWC needed this Lake Superior depot because canoes could not make the round trip between Montreal and the northwest in one ice-free season.

Here was the Mess room and appartments for the Agents from Montreal with a temporary kitchen 8cc. adjoining. We were under the necessity of erecting our Tents for our dwelling.... Building was going forward very briskly in every corner of the Fort, and Brick kilns were also erected.. H. Bruyere. The two Forts Kaministiquia from the French era are seen as well as the location of the planned NWC and XYC plots. Courtesy of LAC, National Map Collection, C 85839. Although building continued apace, everything was not "compleat" when Henry returned in 1804.

The Act not only guaranteed the seigneurial system, French Civil Law and the rights of the Catholic Church but extended Quebec's borders to the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. American colonists, who had helped overthrow French rule in North America, felt betrayed. The Quebec Act and the ensuing American Revolution must be credited with the founding of the North West Company. For reasons both patriotic and commercial, loyalist merchants and traders fled north to Canada. The North American fur trade depended on access to British trade goods which Albany no longer enjoyed.

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