Foreign Correspondences

Foreign Correspondences

A Traveler's Tales

Book - 2000
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"He, who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." - Spanish Proverb From the moment Lesley Krueger was old enough to strike out on her own, she began to travel. She couldn't wait to stretch out, to find herself in unfamiliar territory, to travel the world and to test her tolerance for change. Her two grandmothers, on the other hand, were reluctant immigrants to Canada - expatriates who never felt at home in their new land, forever strangers looking back to where they had come from. Weaving her own story of travel and living abroad around the patchwork of stories surrounding her grandmothers, Krueger investigates the nature of "foreignness" and expatriation, and the sense of place and belonging. She discovers that family mythologies shape the decisions of its members in ways unforseen - and that home cannot simply be left behind. Beautifully structured and written, Foreign Correspondences reveals the shadow and light of family legend and its surprising underlying truths. It reveals, too, the pilgrimage of one woman's quest to understand the nature of belonging.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2000
ISBN: 9781552631812
Branch Call Number: 819.354/KRU 4565 1


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