Medicine Walk

Medicine Walk

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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By the celebrated author of Canada Reads Finalist Indian Horse, a stunning new novel that has all the timeless qualities of a classic, as it tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior. For male and female readers equally, for readers of Joseph Boyden, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas King, Russell Banks and general literary.Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He's sixteen years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they've shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son's duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver failure in a small town flophouse. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains, so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner.What ensues is a journey through the rugged and beautiful backcountry, and a journey into the past, as the two men push forward to Eldon's end. From a poverty-stricken childhood, to the Korean War, and later the derelict houses of mill towns, Eldon relates both the desolate moments of his life and a time of redemption and love and in doing so offers Frank a history he has never known, the father he has never had, and a connection to himself he never expected. A novel about love, friendship, courage, and the idea that the land has within it powers of healing, Medicine Walk reveals the ultimate goodness of its characters and offers a deeply moving and redemptive conclusion. Wagamese's writing soars and his insight and compassion are matched by his gift of communicating these to the reader.
Publisher: Prince Frederick :, Recorded Books,, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781490672502
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audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: Stechschulte, Tom
Recorded Books, LLC.

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Jul 12, 2019

The narrator does a tremendous job in this audiobook version. I loved the characters and the interplay between them over the years. It is an honest look at family and social dynamics. The descriptions of the flora and fauna of the area were very easy to imagine in the mind's eye. A great read/listen!

Aug 06, 2018

Unfortunately, the library is lending CD that are in such bad condition that it would not work. I have heard good things about this book though. Time for a new set of disks? Please.

Mar 25, 2016

A moving story that had me tearing up at the end (even though I could see it coming just from the synopsis). Well read by Tom Stechschulte, who reads slowly and clearly and has a talent for changing voices.

Dec 04, 2015

A story that lends itself well to audio listening. The narrator is wonderful.
A marvelous story of love, regrets, learning to understand a person, finding Self and one's place in history. The characters of the old man, Franklin and his father are very well portrayed.
This is a melancholy story, poignantly told, with feeling and respect. I loved "the kid" (Franklin) and was glad that he had the old man in his life. God bless that old man.

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