Format: Print Length
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (October 12, 2011)
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An intimate examine the folks of the prairies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta – who they're, how they dwell, what makes them a breed apartThe prairies are Robert Collins’s non secular domestic. He was once born and raised on a Saskatchewan farm, yet spent such a lot of his grownup lifestyles dwelling in other places. Now he returns to his place of origin to pay homage to the specific personality of the folks who dwell during this particular sector of Canada.Prairie humans is an soaking up mix of reports, anecdotes, and touches of background informed within the voices of normal humans and associated through the author’s personal narrative and stories. It explores the features that outline those humans to themselves and to the remainder of Canada. Prairie everyone is in actual fact no longer all alike: urban and city dwellers range from farmers, farmers from ranchers, ranchers and cowboys from oilmen. yet a few of the stereotypes are real. they're defiantly pessimistic. they suspect they're more durable than every body else. they're uncommonly autonomous and self-reliant. during this sympathetic but real looking portrait, Collins seems at the place the unique settlers of the prairies got here from. He describes how nature formed them, and the way exertions via stable occasions and undesirable toughened them. He unearths proof in their mythical friendliness and neighbourliness. And he seeks to appreciate their deep attachment both to the left and correct in politics and their unifying mistrust of “Central Canada.”From the Hardcover variation.