A Discovery Of Strangers by Rudy Wiebe
A Discovery of Strangers tells of the meeting of two civilizations – the first encounter of the nomadic Dene people with Europeans – in an imaginative reconstruction of John Franklin’s first map-making expedition in 1819—21 in what is now the Northwest Territories. At the heart of the novel is a love story between twenty-two-year-old midshipman Robert Hood, the Franklin expedition’s artist, and a fifteen-year-old Yellowknife girl known to the British as Greenstockings.
Vintage Canada, 1995.
ISBN: 9780394280837. 317 pp.
Signed by the author.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.