Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

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Counterpoint LLC
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5.5 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Kathleen Winter is the author of the bestselling novel Annabel, which won the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and CBC Canada Reads. A long-time resident of Newfoundland, she now lives in Montreal.


Praise for Boundless

The vessel's tight quarters give Winter plenty of room to observe her companions, and the result is an intriguing chronicle of a journey through the Northwest Passage ... her ability to toggle between nature writing and personal reflection will keep readers following in her wake.--New York Times Book Review

[A] profound and lyrical memoir of a transformative journey ... Of all the kindred spirits Winter meets on this extraordinary journey, she writes most powerfully of the land.--Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

Perceptive and thoughtful, Winter's ruminations on Arctic life and its continuous clashes with modern civilization are compelling and thought-provoking. The north is a place rarely visited and little understood, but it looms ever larger in our collective future, and to ignore it and its people would be an act of global arrogance.--Booklist, Starred Review

Literate, luminous travels in the far north....Winter finds just the right note of learned wonder....With the eye of a poet and the stamina of an Amundsen, Winter proves a delightful guide into unexplored realms. Worthy of shelving alongside Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams--Kirkus Starred Review

A richly detailed account of the author's voyages across Greenland, examining historic disputes and modern-day conflicts taking place at the top of the world.--Outside Magazine

Compulsively readable... it both heightens life and plumbs its deepest mysteries, laying bare the beauty of both the world and the soul. --Globe and Mail

Ultimately, the journey that Kathleen Winter takes on a last-minute whim is transformative. Her precise and vivid prose allows the reader to share in that transformation. For the many readers who admired Annabel and want to get to know its author better, Boundless is a tremendous gift. --Quill and Quire

...[G]raceful, poetic, and shimmering prose...--The Toronto Star